Eight new Community Plans launched in Derry City & Strabane District


Eight new Community Plans have been launched in the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area, with people being invited to view them online.

The council is describing the documents as "strategies for positive development across Derry and Strabane".

The Local Community Plans follow what the council says was an extensive public engagement, and lay out the priorities for progress identified within the seven local District Electoral Areas, and also Strabane town.

Council says the strategies have been developed as part of a wider Community Planning process for the City and District, and hand power back to local communities in terms of addressing areas of greatest need and identifying and implementing effective strategies for change.

The plans were launched in tandem with 15 Village Plans, which have been developed as part of the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, covering 49 settlements in the wider Derry and Strabane area.

Mayor Boyle says they will provide new focus for community development, while progressing the overall outcomes of the wider Strategic Growth Plan.

The Local Community Plans are now available to view online at growderrystrabane.com, while the
Village Plans can be accessed a derrystrabane.com/rural.