Ensuring that the new 6 year Local Economic and Community Plans (LECPs) are Truly Environmentally Sustainable

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Ursula.Harper • 25 May 2022

"Ensuring that the new 6 year Local Economic and Community Plans (LECPs) are Truly Environmentally Sustainable"

 Dear All

Here are links to the videos of the three presentations made at a recent workshop delivered to members of PPNs across the country I think they may be useful and of interest to you.

1.  Local and Economic Plans (LECPs) and how to get involved.

-      Kieran Moylan from Dept of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) 



2.    How is the LECP progressing in your County/City Council?   

-      The story so far in Wicklow - Helen Howes, Wicklow PPN 



3..  Making the LECP  Sustainable. 

        - How do we ensure that the plans deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals  - Michael Ewing - Coalition 2030


(You may need to copy and paste the links into your search engine.)


Kieran Moylan is Principal Officer in the Community Policy Division of the Department of Rural and Community Development.  He has responsibility for Libraries Development and Community Policy, including oversight of the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in Local Authorities and the development of the Local Economic and Community Plans by the LCDCs.  Kieran has a background in rural development and regional policy and was previously head of the prisoner services unit within the Irish Prison Service.

Helen Howes is the Resource Worker at the Wicklow Public Participation Network. In that role, Helen has been at the forefront of the evolution of the PPNs since their inception in 2014. Helen played a vital role in the bottom-up development of the Well-being processes now being used by PPNs across the country. Her initial and valuable scepticism of the process gradually converted to enthusiasm and evangelism for the huge potential that this community well-being visioning can and does deliver.  Helen is a pro-active member of the PPN National advisory Group.

Michael Ewing. Ecologist, facilitator and life-long environmental activist. Previously:

Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar, and of the Irish Environmental Network, 2008-2019; Member of the: National Economic and Social Council, National Climate Dialogue Advisory Committee, and PPN National Advisory Group. 

Currently: member of Roscommon LCDC and Chair of Roscommon Environmental Network.