Chapter 5 - Vision and Key Objectives

Open16 Sep, 2023, 8:00am - 16 Oct, 2023, 5:00pm

A transformed town centre, which is more vibrant, attractive and accessible, with available sustainable travel choices, enhanced biodiversity, a town which fosters community cooperation, is safer, more integrated, more prosperous, a place where people want to live, work and visit, place.

The strategic vision for Abbeyfeale aligns with its designation as a Level 3 settlement in the Limerick Development Plan 2022 – 2028. This entails facilitating population growth through well-designed residential developments that offer a variety of housing choices and tenures, alongside educational and employment opportunities. The vision also emphasises sustainable mobility options, a revitalised retail and commercial core in the town centre, improved community infrastructure, enhanced active lifestyles, recreational choices, and the preservation of Abbeyfeale’s unique heritage assets. The future development of Abbeyfeale will prioritise low carbon practices, sustainability, and cohesive spatial growth.

The Town Centre First Strategy aims to establish a thriving, attractive, and functional town centre that serves as a hub for residents, workers, and visitors. It aspires to address vacancy, tackle dereliction, and inject new vitality into the town centre. The strategy encompasses a range of supportive measures and tools designed to assist local businesses and the community in realising the vision for the area.