Limerick City and County councillors’ decision to include the Northern Distributor Road corridor in the County Development Plan had been acknowledged as “a vote for the city, county and region”.
This was the reaction of Limerick Chamber CEO, Dr James Ring to the overwhelming support by councillors for the project, at Monday’s monthly meeting of the council
Dr Ring said it was further evidence of the spirit of collaboration that pervades in Limerick today. He said that in voting strongly in favour of the road, the local authority had clearly taken into account the concerns of residents and that these will be fully addressed in the project.
“This is another significant moment in the modern success story that is Limerick. After a torrid last decade, the past five years, in particular, have seen a real awakening in Limerick and this has largely been achieved as a result of key stakeholders working together for the greater good of the city, county and region.
“We talk a lot about balanced regional development from a national perspective but this is balanced development at its best on a local perspective. The NDR will be a stimulant for further growth in Limerick and the region and ensure we can keep up the very impressive momentum already gathered over recent years,” he said.