Dunlavin is a planned estate town, established in the 18th Century and is laid out in a ‘T’ shape with wide streets, grand buildings and a prominent Market House located in the middle of Market Square. The town centre is designated an Architectural Conservation Area and there are nine protected structures within this area. The current County Development Plan recognised that more recent development has occurred at locations not contiguous with the old part of the town and as a result there are significant opportunities for infill and consolidation of the built patters of development. The land zoned in the current County Development Plan has potential to accommodate approximately 840 residential units. The economic strategy of this town plan is to take advantage of the existing economic assets in order to stimulate employment within the area and increase the jobs ratio by 50% by 2028.
What do you think?
- How would you like Dunlavin to develop in the future?
- What do you think are the main issues facing Dunlavin and how should these be addressed in the development plan?
- The current development plan targets significant growth – do you think this is appropriate for Dunlanvin?
- Given the strong heritage and history Of Dunlavin, should more be done to harness the area’s tourism potential?