Kildare based Senator Fiona O’Loughlin welcomed the publication of the Local Just Transition Plan for West Kildare in the Seanad.
Senator O’Loughlin said, “The purpose of the local just transition plan for west Kildare is to support and advance sustainable social, economic and environmental development in rural Kildare, including Athy, the Rathangan and Kildare town area, Allenwood, Derrinturn and Carbury.”
“There was extensive consultation with small community groups, Kildare County Council and Bord na Móna, with some 15 actions being identified.”
“Two of significant note include the opportunity for a new national peatlands park. That would be the first national peatlands park in the country and the only national park in the midlands. In addition the call for actions in relation to the blueway and greenway.”
Concluding, Senator O’Loughlin said “I want to commend Kildare County Council and Joe Boland in particular for the extensive work done on this plan and I look forward to seeing it progress.”