The Sustainable Urban Development priority objectives include increasing the number of integrated growth centre strategies implemented and supporting low carbon sustainable, multimodal urban mobility in designated urban centres.
In the BMW Region a total of 7 integrated growth centres (gateways) are being supported under this measure. The measures approved include a focus on the efficient use of existing resources with the urban environment and reducing the pressure for the centre to ‘spread’ outwards and lead to further land degradation.
The approved schemes under Priority 5 are:
|Sligo||Enhancements to O’Connell Street;|
Provision of new community centre in Cranmore
|Letterkenny||Upgrading Joe Bonner Link Road;|
Provision of new Social Enterprise building;
Upgrading of town linkages
|Galway||Construction of library and cultural centre on the Headford Road||3.5m||3.5m||7m|
|Athlone||Church Street enhancements||1.5m||1.5m||3m|
|Dundalk||Rejuvenation of Clanbrasil Street and St. Nicholas Quarter||2m||2m||4m|
|Mullingar||Enhancement of town civic areas and linkages between them||1.5m||1.5m||3m|
|Tullamore||Enhancement project for town centre streets||1.5m||1.5m||3m|