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Draft Ennscorthy town centre plan to be discussed by stakeholders


Cllr Aidan Browne.

Cllr Aidan Browne.

Cllr Aidan Browne.


A meeting is to take place in Enniscorthy next month to discuss the draft town centre plan.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on December 1, and will involve the members of the local authority and the URDF (Urban Regeneration and Development Fund) Steering Group.

At this month’s meeting of the local authority District Manager, Ger Mackey, brought the matter to the members’ attention in his report.

Following a discussion around three prospective dates to hold the meeting it was decided it will take place at 9.30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 1.

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“I suspect the members will want to see the document first,” said Mr Mackey, and it was then decided the members will meet first to talk about the plan and after that a meeting will take place at 11 a.m. with the URDF Steering Group.

Cllr Cathal Byrne asked if the members will be presented with the draft report before the meeting to discuss it and having confirmed that the document will be circulated to the councillors, Mr Mackey said it’s a big document and “the members would have to see it beforehand”.

“I presume we will be presented with the report and then have time to take it away and then come back on it,” said Cllr Byrne.

Mr Mackey said that would be the case and that a follow-up meeting will be held. Cllr Jackser Owens said time would be needed for the councillors to have a proper look at the proposal.

Cllr Byrne proposed that the document be first given to the members and Cllr Owens then said “that could be done a couple of days before the meeting”.

“I think, absolutely you will have to get it beforehand, but on the day you will have your own meeting at 9.30 a.m. on December 1, and the other committee then,” said Mr Mackey, who also reminded the councillors that some members are on the steering committee.

“If we have the document a couple of days beforehand we will have a fair idea that morning at 9.30 a.m.,” said Cllr Owens.

The Cathaoirleach, Cllr Aidan Browne, said “we have been working on this together with the steering group”, however, he reiterated his earlier point and said: “I think we should be given the document and meeting ourselves first as a district.”

The members then decided on the time for the two meeting that day.