126.96.36.199 Local Economic and Community Plan
Local Economic and Community Plan
The Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) is a statutory plan prepared under the Local Government Reform Act of 2014 and sets out high-level goals, objectives and actions needed to promote and support economic development and local and community development over the six year period of the LECP. The focus of the LECP is on the social and economic issues and goals that can be addressed by Dublin City Council, local businesses and community and voluntary organisations and state bodies.
The local community development committee and the economic and enterprise development strategic policy committee, who have responsibility for the plan, have identified twelve key social and economic goals for the city, to be addressed over the lifetime of the LECP. The LECP sits within the context of the regional spatial and economic strategy to be prepared by the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly. The LECP must be consistent with the development plan.
The implementation of the Local Economic and Community Plan 2016 – 2021 is a central element of the core strategy. The high level goals of the LECP are as follows:
- Ensure that all residents and visitors, regardless of social or cultural background, feel a sense of ownership and engagement with the city, feel safe in their communities and are welcome to fully participate in the community, social, cultural, business and political life of the city.
- Work in partnership with communities to promote social inclusion, tackle poverty and disadvantage and promote participation, empowerment and positive social change.
- Support the adequate provision of a range of mixed tenure, affordable, adaptable housing and work spaces that are fit for purpose in economically, socially and culturally mixed and sustainable neighbourhoods.
- To put in place the infrastructure that positions Dublin as a safe, environmentally sustainable, vibrant, diverse and attractive place to live, work, visit and invest in by planning and providing for balanced and sustainable social and economic development, catering for a growing population.
- Provide and protect a range of public, safe and affordable amenities, activities and facilities that are relevant and accessible to people of all ages and abilities and that contribute to the health and well-being of all.
- Maximise opportunities and support for the creative industries and cultural and artistic sectors to develop. Promote the Irish language and access to cultural experiences for all through the provision of diverse cultural artistic programming.
- Identify and support the growth sectors such as tourism, technology, food chain, education, retail and green business that will create, sustain and grow quality employment and selfemployment opportunities for all.
- Promote access to a range of education, training and developmental opportunities starting in early childhood, leading to a culture of lifelong learning and an appropriately qualified and skilled workforce.
- Develop the eco-system of start-ups, social enterprise, micro business and small business in the city economy.
- Support the continued development of a quality, affordable and accessible movement system within the city prioritising walking, cycling and quality public transport which serves both the needs of local neighbourhoods and the economy of the city and the health and well-being of all.
- Tackle the causes and consequences of the drugs crisis and significantly reduce substance misuse across the city through quality, evidence-informed actions.
- Enhance the recognition of Dublin as a globally connected city region and as the national economic generator.