Regeneration masterplan key to Tuam’s development, says Canney

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Galway County Council’s Regeneration Masterplan for Tuam has been welcomed by East Galway TD Seán Canney, who says that it will be key to the town’s development.

The Independent TD said that for the first time ever, there is now a specific plan for Tuam.

“I welcome the inclusion of projects which will provide the basis for ensuring Tuam remains a growth centre and an attractive location for people to visit, work, live in and raise their families,” said Deputy Canney today.

“The next stage in the process is to seek further funding from the Rural Regeneration Fund and the Urban Regeneration Fund. Tuam is in a unique position in that it qualifies for both funds.”

As a community, Deputy Canney said that we need to ensure that this Plan does not gather dust on some shelf.

“We now need to be ready for the next funding call to ensure we have the resources to implement this Masterplan,” he said.

“I commend Galway County Council and the stakeholders who participated in the Forum and contributed to its publication.

“Together we can now drive the implementation of the Plan by targeting the projects of high priority that can be delivered in the short term.”

The East Galway TD added that improving access, modernisation of the Market Square, the development of the Station Quarter and an Arts Centre are just some of the projects that are high priority and can be delivered in the short term.