The Community Council is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Village Design Statements for Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane. These will be available for public viewing on Tuesday 4 March 2014, at 7.30pm, in Aghabullogue Hall. Please do come along and all are welcome.
Village Design Statements (VDS) are used to empower local communities throughout the island of Ireland to become involved in shaping their local environments. It is also hoped that they will become a useful tool for our community in planning and shaping its future.
In preparation for the VDS local schools, organisations, businesses and the wider community were invited to complete questionnaires and to take part in open workshops in each village. The Community Council, in partnership with Consultants URS, West Cork Development Partnership, and other various project Partners, then worked on drawing up plans over many months.
This is a unique venture in mid-Cork, where a blueprint has been set out for a community, its three villages and environs, intended to last well into the future, and coinciding with the upcoming Cork County Development Plan. It will also assist the Community Council in the furtherance of its many aims as;
It describes what is special about the area and sets out visions for its future.
Highlights opportunities for business creation and enhancement, recreation, tourism, heritage and the improvement of rural services.
Identifies short, medium and long term projects and proposals.
The Community Council is delighted that so many people became involved and made this a community effort. Over €20,000 was invested in these blueprints, along with countless hours and months of effort, but it has certainly been rewarding and we are very much looking forward to unveiling these plans at the launch next month. See you there!