KILMORE’S FUTURE IN SPOTLIGHT
MORE THAN 80 people gathered at the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay recently for the launch of a consultation process that will feed into a local area development plan for the area.
Members of the local business community, tourism and heritage operators, and local residents mingled at the open discussion and workshop where various issues were raised with three consultants tasked with drawing up the plan.
Mayor of Wexford and local councillor Jim Moore said that the consultation would be a six-month process and they expected a draft report by March.
‘This plan is looking at economic, social and infrastructural development for the next five years so we’re focused on business development, social issues such as housing, as well as the development of the tourism and heritage sectors.’
The consultants would, he said, be meeting with stakeholders in various sectors in the New Year, as well as carrying out household surveys.
‘The result will be an integrated development plan with internal and external stakeholders such as Wexford Co. Council, Wexford Local Development, Pobal and Bord Iascaigh Mhara, amongst others.’
Tony Ennis, consultant; Cllr Jim Moore, Tom Enright, Chief Executive of Wexford County Council; Dr Yvonne Byrne, consultant; Dr Ronan O’Flaherty, consultant; and Garda Ollie Daly
Laura McGlynn, Betty Caulfield and Mary Shannon.