A complete plan is needed for the regeneration of Enniscorthy
THE CATHAOIRELACH of Wexford County Council said it was essential that a comprehensive and well-thought-out plan for the development of Enniscorthy town center be drawn up as soon as possible.
llr Barbara-Anne Murphy made her comments following a town hall meeting held at the Riverside Park Hotel to discuss downtown regeneration.
The meeting was facilitated by consultants from Wexford County Council and Loci Urban Design.
“The government has confirmed that there will be funding available in 2022 for the regeneration of cities across the country,” Cllr Murphy said after the meeting. “It is essential that a comprehensive and well-thought-out plan for the city be prepared as part of any funding request.
Cllr Murphy said the meeting provided an opportunity for local residents to express themselves and give their views directly to Wexford County Council and she encouraged anyone unable to attend the meeting, who has an opinion on the future of the city, to contact the local authority.
“If anyone has any comments on what they would like to see in a regeneration plan for Enniscorthy, they can always do so through the council’s website,” said Cllr Murphy.
Wexford County Council Senior Planner Diarmuid Houston said the meeting was organized in a way that made it easier for everyone to contribute to the discussion.
“I was very impressed with how quickly the participants got to work and that they gave so much of their time to help us in this process,” he said. “We got a lot of information during the evening and I want to thank everyone who got involved.
Conor Norton, of Loci, called the workshop aspect of the meeting “extremely productive” and said his company has gained a lot of new knowledge about critical issues, opportunities and the way forward for the downtown core. .
“The community’s commitment to the future of downtown was more than apparent in the enthusiasm and contributions of the night,” said Mr. Norton.
The workshop aspect of the night meeting followed short presentations and comments were then presented to the meeting by representatives from each group.