7.2.2 Action Plan for Rural Development 2017

opendate_range22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm
​​​​​​7.2.2 Action Plan for Rural Development 2017

This Government strategy, introduced in 2017 (Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs) is aimed at delivering real change for people living and working in rural Ireland.  The objective of the Action Plan is to “unlock the potential of rural Ireland through a framework of supports, at national and local level, which will ensure that people who live in rural areas have increased opportunities for employment locally, and access to public services and social networks”.  A number of key initiatives were proposed as part of the Strategy including the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.  The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is one of a number of measures to assist in rejuvenating rural towns and villages under the Department of Rural & Community Development’s “Rural Development Investment Programme”.

In 2020 the scheme was tailored to address the emerging challenges associated with COVID-19.    Under additional measure introduced in response to Covid-19 Kilkenny County Council received approval for 9 projects.  These were generally small in scale to encourage economic activity and tourism.  The Council will continue to avail of opportunities under such schemes. 

 

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