Wexford Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2028

Wexford Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2028

Wexford County Council is preparing a new Local Economic & Community Plan for the period 2023-2029.   We are inviting you to have your say in shaping the future economic, social and community development of County Wexford.

The LECP consultation phase has now commenced and the public and stakeholders are invited to engage in the process to –

  • identify the programs that will see our county develop and grow.
  • the opportunities, and challenges you face, across the county that affect your lives.

The purpose of the LECP is to set out the objectives and actions needed to promote the economic development and community development of County Wexford, both by the local authority directly, and in partnership with other economic and community development stakeholders. This consultation will seek the views of people living in the five Municipal District (MD) areas of County Wexford, as well as representatives from the public, private and community sectors.

As part of the first step to inform our new plan Wexford County Council has prepared a Socio-Economic Statement.


Wexford Local Economic and Community Plan Public Consultation

As part of our community consultation, we would like to hear your views on the draft high level goals and the sustainable community and economic objectives set out within it, alongside your desired outcomes and vision for Wexford.

A series of public consultation events for the Wexford Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) will take place throughout March 2023 at the following locations:  You must pre-register for attendance.  To register for the event in your area click the link below. 

New Ross MD21/03/20236.30 pmBrandon House HotelClick here                
Wexford Borough MD27/03/202310.00 amWexford County CouncilClick here
Wexford Borough MD27/03/20236.30 pmWexford County CouncilClick here
Gorey/Kilmuckridge MD28/03/20236.30 pmAshdown Park HotelClick here
Enniscorthy MD29/03/20236.30 pmRiverside Park HotelClick here
Rosslare MD30/03/20236.30 pmJohnstown CastleClick here

If you cannot make any of the in-person events the following online consultation sessions will be held:

Thursday, 23rd March from 7.00 pm.  Click here to book a place on this online session. 
Saturday, 1st April from 12.00 pm.  Click here to book a place on this online session. 

In order to ensure that the LECP is as reflective of the needs and desires of the local community, citizens and businesses of Wexford , it’s vital that we understand your priorities in order to reflect them into the final plan.

Your views will help to shape the direction the next Local Economic & Community Plan will take. This consultation will form stage one of the consultation process alongside two online surveys (one for the community and one for the business sector).

Both surveys are now open and will be available until Saturday April 08th 2023

Paper copies of the surveys (Including the Socio Economic Statement and Draft High Level Goals) are available at the Municipal District Offices and public libraries throughout the county.

All submissions/observations lodged within the above consultation period will be take into consideration during the preparation of the new Local Economic & Community Plan. 

If you would like to further engage in this public consultation, please contact the Wexford County Council Community Development Section (053) 9196000 or community@wexfordcoco.ie