The Southern Regional Assembly is delighted to release the MATCH-UP project 10 Minute Town Video and the MATCH-UP 10 Minute Town Framework full report which was inspired by learnings from the Interregional partners of the MATCH-UP Interreg Europe Project.
Following learnings from the MATCH-UP partners, we focused one of our policy improvements on the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy – in particular Regional Policy Objective 176 - the 10 Minute Town Concept.
The 10 Minute Town Concept seeks to have all community facilities and services accessible within a 10 minute walk or cycle from homes or are accessible by public transport services connecting people to larger scaled settlements. We commissioned ARUP to assist in designing a framework and methodology to be used by local authorities as an implementation tool under the RSES for their Key Towns.The framework and methodology were developed through an assessment of 3 Key Towns in the Southern Region – Carlow, Tralee and Ennis. The use of this implementation tool will assist all local authorities with fully integrating the “10 Minute Town Concept” into to future Local Development Plans and increase the use of sustainable transport and reduce carbon emissions in the Southern Region.