Representation on Strategic Policy Committees

Leitrim PPN has 5 representatives on three Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) of Leitrim County Council.

Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning SPC – 2 PPN Reps

Housing Policy, Social and Cultural Development SPC – 2 PPN Reps

Environmental, Transportation and Infrastructural Policy SPC – 1 PPN Rep

There are usually about 4 meetings per annum of each SPC. The Reps are open to your questions and raising your items on the agenda so… USE YOUR VOICE and HAVE YOUR SAY. Contact us:

What are SPCs?

Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) are local authority committees whose membership includes elected councillors, representatives of business, farming interests, environmental/conservation groups, trade unions and community and voluntary members. It is the job of SPCs to advise and assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of this policy. They have no remit in relation to routine operational matters regarding the delivery of services. The SPC system is intended to give councillors and relevant sectoral interests an opportunity for full involvement in the policy making process from the early stages.

How Do They Work?

Each SPC provides advice and reports to the Council on any policy matter within their range of responsibility or on related issues. This might be an initiative of the SPC or on the request of the Council or the Corporate Policy Group. The SPC is represented at Council meetings by the Chairperson, who normally presents the outcome of SPC work to the full Council. Each SPC takes account of the Council’s overall corporate policy and objectives and external consultations. The work of the SPC is supported by the relevant Director of Services and his/her staff. Background work, discussion and recommendations are completed at SPC level before final consideration and ratification by the Council.


So If your group has a question or item to discuss around policies on any of the above, GET IN TOUCH.