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Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP)

The Local Economic & Community Plan 2023 - 2029 for County Westmeath


The LECP is provided for by the Local Government Reform Act, 2014. The purpose of the LECP is to set out objectives and actions that promote and support the economic and community development of Westmeath over the six year period of the LECP.
The first LECP published was LECP 2016 - 2021 and the new LECP will provide an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of the last LECP and incorporate these learnings into the new LECP, thereby ensuring a robust plan for the next 6 years.

The LECP 2023-2029 will consist of two components:

- The Economic element – to be developed by the Economic Development Enterprise and Tourism Strategic Policy Committee (SPC).
- The Community Element – to be developed by the Westmeath Local Community Development Committee LCDC).

Members of Westmeath County Council’s Climate Action team will also be present at all workshops to update members of the public on the development of Westmeath County Council’s Climate Action Plan. Under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, all local authorities are required to prepare a Local Authority Climate Action Plan (LACAP) for their respective area.

The Climate Action Plan will be developed over the coming months and aims to promote and deliver climate action at local level. The views expressed at the workshops on the theme of Climate will help to inform the development of the LECP in relation to this topic but will also inform the drafting of the Climate Action Plan.



The Westmeath Local Community Development Committee want you to tell us about the opportunities and challenges you face, across the county that affect your lives.

We want you to share with us your vision for Westmeath, to inform the next Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) based on the Socio-Economic Statement


There are a number of ways to get involved.

  • LECP Questionnaire - You can complete the LECP Questionnaire on or before 4pm on Friday 30th June, 2023 or you can attend one of the workshops as per the schedule below.
  • WORKSHOPS/ PUBLIC CONSULTATION - To register for the workshops please complete Workshop Registration Form


Location  Venue  Workshop Date and Time
Mullingar  Mullingar Park Hotel Tuesday 30th May 2023 at 7.30pm 

Castle Varagh Hotel 

Tuesday 6th June2 2023 at 7.30pm
Athlone Shamrock Lodge Hotel  Wednesday 7th June 2023 at 7.30pm
Moate  Carmelite Pastoral Centre Thursday 8th June 2023 at 7.30pm
Kilbeggan St. James Hall Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 7.30pm
Kinnegad Kinnegad GAA Centre  Friday 16th June 2023 at  7.30pm
Online  Online  Tuesday 20th June 2023 at 7.30pm


If you require any additional supports to complete the questionnaire or in relation to the workshops please contact us at:

The Community Development Section,
Áras an Chontae,
Co. Westmeath.
N91 FH4N
044 9332258



Westmeath Local Economic and Community Plan 2016–2021

Westmeath Local Economic & Community Plan (29,981kB)