Consultancy Services for the preparation of an Economic & Spatial Plan for Ennis to 2040
Clare County Council | Published December 1, 2017 - Deadline December 22, 2017
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In summary, the Services comprise: Request for Tenders for the preparation of an Economic and Spatial Plan for Ennis Town and Environs to 2040. Clare County Council is seeking to engage a multi-disciplinary team, led by economic consultants but comprising of inter alia spatial land-use planning, property and marketing consultants, to research and produce an Economic and Spatial Strategy for Ennis Town and Environs to guide the development of the town to 2040.
Clare County Council is seeking to engage a multi-disciplinary team, lead by economic consultants but comprising inter alia spatial land-use planning, property and marketing consultants, to research and produce an Economic and Spatial Strategy for Ennis Town and Environs to guide the development of the town to 2040.
As the principal administrative and commercial centre of County Clare, Ennis has developed a reputation for doing business based on a highly skilled population base, high quality telecommunications infrastructure and excellent connectivity to the national motorway and rail network. Other attributes include an excellent quality of life, affordable housing and high-quality recreational opportunities, all set against the backdrop of a beautiful County. Ennis is at the heart of the economic and enterprise development of the County. In 2016, Ennis had a population of 25,276 making it the largest town in Clare and the twelfth largest in Ireland. There is strong potential for further employment-generating development in the Ennis area.
Like most towns in Ireland Ennis is recovering from a period of global economic decline and uncertainty. Situated between the cities of Galway and Limerick and on the west coast of Ireland, whilst having significant opportunities, Ennis as a traditional market towns faces specific economic, infrastructural, environmental and physical challenges, including transportation, demographic and population stagnation, retail vitality and viability, restricted availability of modern office and employment accommodation, and envi
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