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Lusk has secured funding of €100,000 to support the development of a unique master plan for the town

Fingal County Council secures funding for the development of the first-ever Town Centre First Plans

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has recently announced €2.6 million in funding for all local authorities across the country to deliver the first-ever Town Centre First Plans. Among the 26 towns selected is Lusk and Fingal County Council has secured funding of €100,000 to support the development of a unique master plan for the town.

This initiative is a key part of Our Rural Future – the Government’s ambitious five-year strategy designed to reimagine and revitalise Rural Ireland, in hopes to tackle dereliction, vacant properties and make town centres more attractive places to live, work, socialise and run a business.

With funding for the project now secured, Fingal County Council will work closely with local community groups, retailers and the other members of the Town Teams in devising and delivering on the objectives of their respective master plans.

In developing a master plan, the council will be building on the ‘Lusk Vision 2030: Lusk for Life’ Strategic Plan a community-led action plan for Lusk town commissioned by the Lusk Community Council. The action plan set out long-term strategies for the future development of the town and presents the best interest of the current and future citizens.

AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, said: “I am delighted that our application for funding under the Our Rural Future has been successful, and I look forward to seeing this exciting project launch in the next coming months.’

Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, Mayor of Fingal, said: “I am delighted that the Council’s application for funding in developing Lusk has been successful. Lusk is a bustling town with a bright future ahead.”

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