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Consultation on the Future of Laois

Community-Led Plans for our County

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Welcome to our consultation website

As part of Laois County Council’s continued work to deliver a sustainable and prosperous future for the local community, we are bringing forward three major plans that will shape the county for years to come.

We are now seeking your feedback on the following community-led plans:

  • County Laois Local Development Strategy (LDS 2023 – 2027)
  • Laois Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP 2023 - 2028)
  • Local Authority Climate Action Plan (LACAP 2023 – 2028)

We invite you to take part in our survey here. The survey will be live until Friday 19 May, 2023. We will also be hosting a series of workshops. You can register for the workshop of your choice here


The Plans

County Laois Local Development Strategy (LDS 2023 – 2027)

The local development strategy is a community led plan, developed and driven by local communities through Local Action Groups. It sets out a vision and objectives for the area, which is used to direct the allocation of LEADER funding. The objectives identified in the Strategy will be delivered by the Local Action Group for the area and any project must align to these objectives if it is to secure LEADER funding.

Laois Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP 2023 - 2028)

The LECP sets out, for a six-year period, the objectives and actions needed to support economic and community development in Laois. It sets out how Laois County Council and other stakeholders can work together to ensure that their initiatives, programmes and projects support a better quality of life and a more prosperous future for the people of the county.

Local Authority Climate Action Plan (LACAP 2023 – 2028)

The Climate Action Plan is a document that aims to strengthen the links between national/international climate policy and the delivery of effective climate action at a local level. It offers an opportunity to bring together key stakeholders from Laois’ community and businesses to develop a vision for a climate-neutral future.



About our Consultation

Laois County Council is now seeking your feedback to inform the development of action plans for each of these three strategic plans. To ensure we capture the views of the people of Laois, we are undertaking a thorough consultation process.

Those wishing to participate can complete our online survey and/or take part in one of our local workshops.


LEADER is a European Union initiative that offers rural communities a chance to direct the development of their local area. The programme is administered at a local level by 28 Local Action Groups. It supports private enterprises and community groups that improve quality of life and economic activity in rural areas.



Laois Council
Project Ireland 2040
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development