Submission on Guidelines for the implementation, monitoring and review of Local Economic and Community Plans
Published: Monday, April 10, 2017
Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) are now established in all local authority areas to oversee and plan for the long-term strategic development and integration of community supports in their areas. At the same time, local authorities have assumed a more involved role in the broader economic development of their areas. The Local Economic and Community Plan, which provides an integrated approach to economic, community and local development, is the key mechanism through which LCDCs and local authorities will progress the development of their respective areas. Since mid-2016, LECPs have been adopted for each of the 31 local authority areas. This is a significant achievement which underpins local government’s commitment to the local economic and community development of the respective local authority areas and provides a solid strategic framework for their future development. The National Women's Council of Ireland have set out their views on how best these plans can be reviewed and monitored to ensure a positive impact on communities and a strengthening of the role of women and women's group in these processes.