Regional Retail Strategy
The Mid West Region has experienced a significant increase in retail and allied development throughout the region, but more particularly in the greater Limerick City and its immediate hinterland. Significant increases in consumer activity, population growth, investment opportunities in retail development, improved transport and infrastructural links have had a significant effect on retail development throughout the region.
This has, resulted in the pace and extent of such development far exceeding the planned retail development envisaged for the region in terms of the joint retail strategy adopted by the constituent Planning authorities of the region in February 2003. It is considered essential therefore that the existing strategy should be reviewed as a matter of urgency to identify the existing and future potential for the sustainable development of retail offer in the region, in accordance with changing demographics, spatial development and consumer and investor demands.
In addition the strategy is required to incorporate and take cognisance of the requirements of existing and new National and Regional planning and development strategies including the National Retail Planning Guidelines 2000, Mid- West Regional Planning and Economic Development Guidelines 2004, NSS, Limerick - Shannon Gateway designation, and the Hub policies for Ennis Town as they affect the Mid West region and to provide a retail strategy for the Mid-West Region for the period 2008 to 2016.
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Colliers CRE International Consultants have been employed to prepare a revised Mid-West Retail Strategy on behalf of the Regional Authority, Limerick City Council, Limerick County Council and Clare County Council. North Tipperary County Council has prepared a stand alone retail strategy.
Click here to go to the North Tipperary Retail Strategy.
Click here for the Mid West Regional Retail Strategy, covering the Counties of Limerick, Clare and Limerick City.
Click here for the Mid West Regional Retail Strategy Appendices.
Please find attached Tender for Review of the Mid-West Retail Strategy 2003-2011 as posted on the e-tenders website (www.etenders.gov.ie)
- Request for Tenders - Information Memorandum (doc 597kb) - October 2008
Mid-West Retail Strategy 2002-2011 (pdf 421kb)