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Podcasts for the Draft Kildare County Development Plan 2023 - 2029

Episode 1 - Kildare County Council podcast series ‘Understanding Kildare’s County Development Plan’ we will introduce the draft County Development Plan, what it is, its objectives, purpose and relevance.

As the first citizen of Kildare, Cathaoirleach, Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil will give his perspective on his hopes and ambitions for the plan and how its development is informed by the current and future needs of the citizens, communities, and businesses of Kildare.

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Episode 2-  Interim Chief Executive of Kildare County Council Sonya Kavanagh joins host Amy Granville to discuss some of the key areas of the County Development and offers her insight into developing Kildare as one of the best places to live, work and do business.

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Episode 3 - Kildare County Council’s Director of Planning and Strategic Development, Eoghan Ryan hosts this episode and is joined by guest, Allan Shine, CEO of County Kildare Chamber to explore the role of the County Development Plan in sustaining and developing Kildare’s economy, including topics such as job creation, FDI, providing expanded opportunities and developing a resilient economy.

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Episode 4 - Director for Planning with Kildare County Council, Eoghan Ryan talks with the Heritage Officer for Kildare County Council, Bridget Loughlin about open green spaces in urban areas and the need to preserve and develop our heritage and green infrastructure.

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Episode 5 - Director of Economic, Community & Cultural Development marian Higgins joins host Eoghan Ryan to explore how the County Development Plan will seek to support the development of sustainable communities in Kildare.

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Episode 6 - Breda Maher, Regional Co-ordinator CARO joins host Amy Granville, Senior Planner, KCC to explore the area of Climate Change and how the County Development Plan along with the Local Authority Climate Action Plan seeks to put a strategy in place for making Kildare climate responsive.

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