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Population set to rise

Thursday, 16th March, 2017 1:01am

Cork’s population is set to increase by 60 per cent by 2050.

That’s according to the Cork submission, Cork 2050, to the National Planning Framework.

It is a joint submission from Cork city and county councils, which stated that the population will increase from 542,196 to 846,423. It also states that 60 per cent of the population will be living in the metropolitan area, raising questions about the proposed boundary extension that Cork City Council want.

There was conflicting views from two Independent councillors in Cork city and county if this was proof that the city needs a boundary review.

Cork County Councillor Alan Coleman said it wasn’t proof, however, he said that the city does need to expand, just not to the extent that a recent Minority Report has indicated.

However, City Councillor Kieran McCarthy said it was proof that a boundary extension is needed.

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