3. Core Strategy

3   Core Strategy

Strategic Aim: To implement the provisions of the Regional Planning Guidelines and to target the growth of Kilkenny City, Ferrybank/Belview, the District Towns,  the other settlements in the hierarchy and rural areas to advance sustainable development. 

Settlement Strategy

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House completions in County Kilkenny have experienced a decline in recent years, from an output of 1,544 units in 2007 to 244 units in 2011.

A key element of the settlement strategy is the hierarchy of towns, which sets out the role of various towns and villages in the county and the services that should be provided in the various categories of urban centre.  The current County Settlement hierarchy is as follows:          

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