Eco Eye TV programme highlights how good planning can improve health and well-being

Ireland’s longest running environmental series, Eco Eye has produced an episode which explores how good spatial planning can contribute to improved health and well-being. The programme also examines how effective planning can help reduce lengthy commutes, contribute to a reduction in our carbon footprint and facilitate the return of vibrancy to our towns.

The episode was aired on RTE 1 on 28 January.

Presented by Duncan Stewart, the programme was produced in collaboration with the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) and Healthy Ireland.

It specifically highlighted best practice in good planning and explored examples in Ireland where planning is delivering for communities.

The programme heard from experts in spatial planning such as Dr Conor Norton, Technical University Dublin as well as those on the ground who are working to bring vibrancy and vitality back to towns such as Roscommon County Council, Chief Executive, Eugene Cummins.

Pictured above are Dr Kate O’Flaherty, Head of Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Ireland with Duncan Stewart, presenter, Eco Eye.