Traveller Primary Health Care/Clare PPN notes on Traveller Accommodation

Notes from Consultation on Clare’s Draft Traveller Accommodation Programme

On July 31st Clare PPN consulted with workers from Clare’s Traveller Primary Health Care Project regarding Clare County Council’s Draft Traveller Accommodation Programme for 2019- 2024 which is due to be put before Clare County Council on September 9th. In the consultation the workers determined that to restrict their comments only to the Draft Traveller Accommodation Programme 2019- 2024 would not best serve the Traveller Community in Clare as they feel strongly that it fails to plan adequately for the current and future situation. As a result they put forward their suggestions on Traveller Accommodation generally and have asked us to compile the following notes from the session and forward them to the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, to the Chief Commissioner at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and to the Director of Social Development and the Senior Officer with responsibility for Housing in Clare County Council.

You can read the notes here Notes on Traveller Accommodation in Clare PHCP PPN August 26th 2019

Clare PPN Submissions to the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Clare PPN Submissions to the Draft Regional Spatial Economic Strategy, March 8th 2019

Clare PPN made one general submission to the Draft Regional Economic and Spatial Strategy and one which was drafted by our member Clare Women’s Network which dealt specifically with the position of women in relation to the Draft Strategy.

You can read both submissions here:

RSES Submission from Clare PPN March 2019

Clare PPN Clare Women’s Network Submission for Draft RSES

We wish to thank all of those who provided input to our submissions. We’ll keep an eye out for any updates and keep you posted on them.

 

 

 

Help Clare PPN make a submission to the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy?

Please help us to make an informed submission to the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.

We have put together this survey to make it easier for you and there is more information below on what the strategy is for and what it contains. Please complete the survey by March 6th at 5pm so that we can get our joint submission in by the deadline

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLT6W27 

Draft Regional & Spatial Economic Strategy

The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the whole of the Southern Region for the period 2019-2031. The draft RSES provides a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region.

To view the draft RSES and to make a personal submission or observation click here: Draft RSES

Clare PPN attended an information session on 13th February.  The slides presented at this event can be viewed here: Draft RSES info slides

The draft RSES is a consultation document and the Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions sent to rses@southernassembly.ie on or before 5.00pm Friday 8th March 2019. 

Submissions can also be made to admin@clareppn.ie on or before 5.00pm Wednesday 6th March 2019 or you can take our survey linked above.

Clare projects benefit from €6.8m announcement – Rural Regeneration & Development Fund

Clare projects benefit from €6.8m announcement

Clare County Council has been successful in securing funding for five separate rural regeneration and development projects under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of Project Ireland 2040.

€6.8 million has been secured for projects in Loop Head, Lahinch, Doolin, Kilrush and Holy Island.

All RRDF projects applications were prepared and submitted to deliver on the targets of the Clare Rural Development Strategy. This involved collaboration across various Council departments, Municipal Districts, local communities and specific partnerships with Kilrush Amenity Trust and Lahinch Seaworld as stakeholders.

SUCCESSFUL CLARE PROJECTS:

  • Lahinch Seaworld and Town Upgrade Project (€2,860,000): This project is a substantial upgrade of the Lahinch Seaworld community-run facility and associated public realm works in the town. It includes: The retrofitting of the Seaworld building; new public toilets; public realm works; completion of building of new Surf Rescue and Training Centre, Lahinch sports field, new car park and amenity area.
  • Vandeleur Estate, Kilrush (€1,720,000): This project will restore part of the historic Vandeleur Estate, which has been in existence since 1808. The project will respect the existing facilities and buildings within the surrounding area and will include a new museum; and development of arts and crafts facilities to promote local heritage.
  • Loop Head Visitor Attraction (€868,500): This is a significant tourism project which will refurbish and expand the facilities at the historic Loop Head visitor lighthouse attraction with a view to enhancing the capacity and attractiveness of the lighthouse.  The project will assist in the enhancement of the existing tourism offering in the area, delivering benefits to the wider community through increased activity.
  • Inis Cealtra Island (€920,500): Clare County Council will develop a detailed design for a visitor centre, a design for a new boat landing point including visitor trails and the production of an interpretation strategy for the island.
  • Doolin Pier: Clare County Council will develop a masterplan to develop a new visitor and tourist Centre at Doolin pier.

A separate Clare project has also benefited from funding totalling €666,300. Fáilte Ireland will develop a plan to solve critical congestion and visitor management issues along the Wild Atlantic Way at 15 key locations within the counties of Clare and Kerry.

View the list of successful applicant here: RRDF Successful Projects