Drogheda BID Proceed to Plebiscite

Business Improvement District (BID) Scheme - Local Government Act 2001 as amended by the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006

A proposal to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) and approve the implementation of a BID Scheme was received from the Drogheda Business Improvement District CLG.

The purpose of a Business Improvement District is to enable the ratepayers within the boundaries of the proposed BID to draw up a scheme of projects, services and works which are additional to those provided by Louth County Council and will be carried out for the benefit of the BID District.

The key objective of this BID Scheme is to develop and implement a series of new and additional initiatives designed to both further promote and improve the trading environment for the area within the proposed BID area in which the ratepayers operate their businesses.

The BID Proposal was available for inspection at the offices of Louth County Council, County Hall, Millennium Centre, St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 KFW6 and Louth County Council, Civic Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 P440 from 9.00am on Wednesday, 1st May 2019 to 5.00pm on Thursday, 30th May 2019. The BID Proposal was also made available on www.louthcoco.ie.

By the deadline of Thursday, 30th May 2019, 38 submissions were received. A Submissions Report was circulated to the Members, posted on Louth County Council’s website and can be viewed under the Economic Development section of the website.

A letter from the proponent was received on the 30th July 2019 confirming their wish to proceed with the proposed BID Scheme and requested Louth County Council to proceed with the ratepayer plebiscite.

Ms. Colette Moss
Senior Executive Officer
Economic Development
Louth County Council

Dated this 13th day of August 2019