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Irish City of the Future Uses Bluesky Aerial Photomaps to Inform Development Plans

Cork, Ireland, 08 March 2018 – Limerick City and County Council is using the latest aerial photography and 3D height data from Bluesky to improve the planning and delivery of strategic services. Served to advanced users via the Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) software and via the corporate map browser for the remainder of staff, the highly detailed digital photomaps give a real world view of the city recently awarded a chart topping place in the European Cities of the Future Awards 2018/19. The Irish Council has also taken delivery of detailed height model of the entire Council area and boundary with neighbouring authorities.

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Publication of the 2017 Annual Progress Report on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

“Number of ‘ghost’ estates further reduced by 91% since 2010”
Minister for Housing and Urban Development Damien English TD, today 8 March, 2018 published the Sixth Annual Progress Report and seventh housing survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing developments.

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National Tree Week

This week, March 4th to 11th is National Tree Week. Each year, organised by the Tree Council and supported by Coillte, National Tree Week hosts a range of events nationwide to celebrate trees. The theme for this year’s National Tree Week is ‘Just Plant’. The aim of National Tree Week is to encourage everyone right across the country to get outside for a few hours and to enjoy all that our natural environment has to offer.

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Local Authority News Vol. 36 No. 6

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How Councils can support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Waterford City & County Council supporting pollinators

Our pollinating insects are in danger - as a result of hunger due to a lack of pollen-rich flowers and other changes in our landscapes in recent decades. One-third of our 99 bee species are at risk of extinction. 
Councils can play a leading role in returning pollinator-friendly landscapes and normalising long grass and wildflowers. Waterford City and County Council have really embraced the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Along with pollinator friendly planting  in Dungarvan and appropriate mowing practices in Kilbarry Nature Park  the Waterford Greenway will include sites of best practice for pollinators.  Click to view this  video which shows what Councils can do to support pollinators.

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