Lusk chosen among recipients of first ever Town Centre First Plan

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has said he is delighted to see Lusk chosen as the Dublin recipient of the first ever round of the Town Centre First Plan.

Deputy Farrell said, “Under the Town Centre First Plan, one town from each county in the country has been selected as part of the €2.6 million investment in Rural Ireland. Fingal County Council will receive €100,000 to devise and deliver the objectives of a unique master plan.”

“This is really exciting news for Fingal and for the residents of Lusk, Fingal County Council will now work closely with local community groups, retailers and local stakeholders to develop the masterplan for this funding.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “This plan will see derelict and vacant buildings rejuvenated and allow the town to react to emerging opportunities, as well as creating a living town centre for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Announcing the funding, Minister Heather Humphreys said, “Our rural towns and villages play a central role in the lives of people in rural areas.  They are where we live, work, shop and socialise.  It is important that we ensure our towns and villages remain vibrant, vital and relevant places.” 

“Each town selected as part of this initiative will has its own strengths and each will face different challenges as it maps out its future path. No one size fits all policy will work.”

“The Plans will be developed in tandem with Town Teams that are representative of the local towns and who can bring a wealth of knowledge and local expertise.”