2.2 The Core Strategy

It is the core strategy of this development plan to achieve the vision in a manner that is consistent with the guidance, strategies and policies at national and regional level. In particular, the National Spatial Strategy 2002 – 2020 (NSS), the Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area 2010 – 2022 (RPGs) and the government’s Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future 2009 – 2020, all guide and direct the fundamentals of the City Council’s housing, settlement and retail strategies, which in turn are integrated into the overall development plan vision and core strategy for 2016 – 2022. A summary of the national and regional policies which inform this plan is set out in Appendix 1 (Volume 2).