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Key Infrastructural Requirements i. Strengthen ‘steady state’ investment in rail infrastructure to ensure its continued renewal and maintenance to a high level to provide quality levels of safety, service, accessibility and connectivity and improved the quality and potential for more frequent feeder services between Mallow as a Key Town with Rathmore, Banteer and Millstreet; ii. Relieve traffic congestion through relief road (Northern Relief Road) and other transport measures through a Local Transport Plan; iii. Critical water and wastewater infrastructure for both phased growth and to protect and enhance the natural heritage of the Blackwater Catchment; iv. Flood defence measures which that take account of landscape conservation in the Upper Blackwater Valley; v. Recreation amenities including Blackwater Amenity Corridor; vi. Regeneration site initiatives, including Carmichael Lane Car Park, Central Hotel Site, West of Shortcastle Street/North of West End, Corner of Bridge Street, South of West End and Site East of Shortcastle Street and other initiatives; vii. Support and improvement of existing health services.

Frequency of inter-city rail services to Cork City, Dublin and Tralee and inter-regional connectivity on the strategic road network to Cork and Limerick- Shannon metropolitan areas; • Enterprise assets include engineering and food processing, business and technology, logistics and transport. Property and land assets include the Mallow IDA Business and Technology Park, Quarterstown Industrial Estate, Clyda Business park, Dairy-Gold and Kostal; • Infrastructure-led phased expansion, such as the North East and North West urban expansion areas; • Strong town centre retail function and network of neighbourhood centres; • Strong quality of life offer with sports, recreation, and amenities and future opportunities such as Blackwater Amenity Corridor; • Tourism and recreation attractions, including Mallow Castle and Town Park, close access to Doneraile Wildlife Park and Mallow Racecourse; • Located in the River Blackwater Valley, a special conservation area; • Strong health services with Mallow General Hospital, Mt. Alvernia and primary care centre.

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Mallow a. To sustainably strengthen the employment-led growth and town centre-led regeneration of Mallow as a regional economic driver, leverage its strategic location and accessibility on inter-regional road and rail networks to build upon inherent strengths, in particular food production and tourism potential, while protecting and enhancing the natural environment of the Blackwater Valley; b. Seek investment to support attributes and the sustainable delivery of infrastructure, including enhanced inter-regional connectivity (transport networks and digital) along the strategic roadnetwork N20/M20corridor to theCorkandLimerick-Shannon metropolitan areas and Atlantic Economic Corridor,

subject to the outcome of the planning process and environmental assessments; c. To strengthen ‘steady state’ investment in existing rail infrastructure and seek investment for improved infrastructure and services to ensure its continued renewal and maintenance to a high level in order to provide quality levels of safety, service, accessibility and connectivity; d. Future growth of the town should be planned for on a phased basis in consultation with the Local Authority and Irish Water to ensure that sufficient wastewater capacity is accounted for and that further growth avoids negative impacts on the nutrient sensitive River Blackwater.

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