A review of the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan (LRFIP) has found that the significant amount of work being carried out in the four regeneration areas across Limerick city is having a very positive impact on the communities.
The comprehensive review covered the two years since the LRFIP was adopted by councillors in February 2014, and is divided into the three pillars – social, economic and physical. (Social Pillar review covers 2012 to 2014)
Headline figures show:
- More than 300 jobs have been created as a direct result of Limerick Regeneration funding
- 16,871 participants in support services across 47 projects. 56% were under 17 years in 2014
- Increased numbers using services at local community hubs
- Two thirds of 1,500 homes earmarked for thermal upgrading either completed or plans in place.
- 30 projects increasing connectivity to the wider community.
- €12.2 million total employment income impact in 2015 up over a quarter on 2014
- Increased attendance at school and other services and higher numbers from DEIS schools progressing to further level
- Almost 50 per cent of new build homes either completed or at design stage
- Safer communities working in partnership with communities, policing and CCTV. Youth crime decreased significantly
The guiding principle underpinning all the work being carried out is the vision statement of the LRFIP. That is to create “safe and sustainable communities of opportunity where people of all ages enjoy a good quality of life, a decent home and a sense pride about their place. Well serviced and attractive neighbourhoods will be physically connected and fully integrated with the social, economic and cultural life of Limerick.”
For more information and to download the full review see: https://www.limerick.ie/council/limerick-regeneration-framework-implementation-plan-review