Cllr Rob O’Donoghue has welcomed the appointment of the consultants who will carry out the research to feed into the Lusk Town Centre First Plan. The consultants were appointed in mid-August to carry out further research on the needs for drawing together the disparate parts of Lusk into a vibrant social, cultural and recreational core for the local community. The research will build on the bedrock Lusk for Life document, produced by the Community Council to form a Town Plan for Lusk. Following on from the first meetings of the Community Pillar and the Business Pillar at the end of July, the researchers will liaise the Pillar Groups to look at the communities needs, and seek to aid in the development of Lusk in the coming years. Commenting on the appointment of the consultancy team, Cllr O’Donoghue stated, “this is an important step in the progressing of the town centre first scheme for Lusk. Lusk is the only town in Fingal that was selected for the Town Centre First scheme in no small part due to work carried out with the Lusk for Life document.
The Town Plan will give us a roadmap that will allow the town to apply for funding to carry out projects which will be guided by the Pillar Groups. My hope, is that it will draw the town centre together and augment the new commercial units that have opened up in the past month on Ashe Street in the Station Road Development.”