5.1.2 Local Economic and Community Plan

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5.1.2 Local Economic and Community Plan

The Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 (LECP) is an integrated statutory plan that is reviewed and adopted by the Council every 6 years.  The County Development Plan informs the content of the LECP, and the content of the LECP must be consistent with the Development Plan. In this regard, both plans are interdependent in setting out the strategic vision for the economic growth of the County, accompanied by supporting policies and objectives to be employed in securing this vision.

The Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) details the following economic actions:

  • strengthening the local enterprise base, and thereby encouraging job creation and multi-sectoral employment potential.
  • providing an integrated support structure for enhanced levels of enterprise start-up and growth, including through the LEO and Enterprise Ireland (EI).
  • supporting, co-ordinating and optimising the visitor experience across the county.
  • encouraging and supporting up-skilling, job mobility and enterprise creation in key economic growth sectors.
  • increasing the levels of rural economic activity and building sustainability into the rural economy.
  • encouraging integrated transport systems through the use of existing and new infrastructure innovations, and increasing the use of communications technologies through enhanced infrastructure and skilled communities.
  • encouraging and supporting biodiversity and the protection and enhancement of local heritage and culture, supporting energy efficiency and maximising the circular economy potential.
  • proactively working with IDA Ireland to increase inward investment.
  • contributing to the growth of the region and expanding the international reach of the local economy.

Objective:

To review and complete a new Local Economic and Community Plan for the period 2021 to 2027.

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