Meath County Council have rezoned 240 acres of land at Gormanston, Co Meath for Industrial and logistics development in the East Meath Development Plan. The lands are adjacent to Bremore, the location of Irelands new Deepwater Port. Meath County Manager Tom Dowling said that the local authority had opted for industrial zoning due to the potential synergies with the ports development. He advised the local representatives that the zoning would be a significant opportunity for Meath to generate employment and benefit from the new Deepwater Port.
Drogheda Port Company Chairman Mr Patrick Traynor in welcoming the rezoning stated that the lands had the potential in conjunction with the port itself to become the primary logistics and distribution centre in Ireland, located on the Dublin\Belfast economic corridor with direct access to the M1 motorway. He stated that the rezoning is a good strategic planning decision by the council and fully in line with the objectives of the National Spatial Strategy to offer development opportunities outside existing congested hubs.
Bremore\Gormanston is also being mooted as the northern location for the new Dublin outer orbital route.