The purpose of the Kildare Local Economic & Community Plan 2016-2021
The purpose of the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) is to set out, for a six-year period, the objectives and actions needed to promote and support the economic development and the local and community development of Kildare. These actions will be agreed and implemented both by Kildare County Council, directly and in partnership with other economic and community development stakeholders.
What has happened to date?
Early in 2015, the council working jointly with economic and community stakeholders identified twelve key social and economic goals (DRAFT) for Kildare, to be addressed over the lifetime of the plan. Maynooth University and an Economic Advisor have been contracted to assist in developing this plan. A comprehensive baseline research report has been compiled as part of this plan. This report provides the evidence base for this plan. The detailed Baseline Research Report can be viewed here.
The twelve draft goals are as follows:
- Urban/Rural County in the Greater Dublin Area
- Economic and Employment
- A commuting county
- Health and Wellbeing
- Safe Communities
- Children and young people
- Community, Recreation, Arts & Culture
- Environmental Quality
- Economically Sustainable County
The following documents were produced in the preparation phase of the plan
- Detailed Baseline research report. (Click here to download)
- Policy Review (click here to download)
- Socio Economic Statement (click here to download)
- Baseline Research Report Executive Summary (click here to download)
- 12 High Level Goals Information Boards (click here to download)
The LECP Steering Group, have recently approved the High Level Goals for the LECP, which is now out for public feedback and comment. At this point, these High Level Goals are deliberately broad and high level. Over the coming months more specific objectives and actions to achieve the goals will be agreed through research, consultation and engagement with local communities, businesses, representative organisations and state bodies.
The consultation process ran from the w/c 10th August until the 11th September
The consultation process involved the following
- An Online Survey (502 submissions)
- Written Submissions
- Stakeholder meetings
We are currently using all the material produced in the preparation phase and the findings from the consultation process to create the LECP 2016-2021 for Kildare. The plan will be released in late 2015.
Economic: Lorcan Griffin, Forward Planning Section, Kildare County Council. (045) 980775. By email: email@example.com
Community: Susan Bookle, LCDC, Kildare County Council. By telephone: (045) 980634 firstname.lastname@example.org