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Context The Local Government Reform Act 2014 provided for the establishment of Local Community Development Committees LCDC in the 31 local authority areas. LCDCs replace County Development Boards and while retaining the collaborative nature of CDBs have an enhanced role and different structure. Role LCDCs have a key function to achieve a more strategic joined up approach to local and community development. LCDC will have oversight and responsibility for local development and community related funding in the county. Each LCDC will develop a six year Local Economic and Community Plan LECP in 2015. This plan will agree the strategic framework for economic and community development for the county. Structure LCDCs are based on membership from statutory and non- statutory bodies who hold the majority of seats. Administrative and secretariat support is provided by the local authority. County Kildare LCDC is based on a nineteen member committee. Local Community Development Committee LCDC 15 It will inform community and local development resource allocation and inform other planning processes. The community element of the plan will be prepared by the LCDC with the economic element prepared by the Strategic Policy Committee for Economic Development Enterprise and Planning. There is a requirement that both elements are prepared concurrently and form the basis for one overall LECP. SOCIAL INCLUSION ACTIVATION PROGRAMME SICAP LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE LCDC LOCAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITY PLAN LECP PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NETWORK PPN RURAL DEVELOPMENT LEADER