An application for capital funding to develop the strategic development zone (SDZ) at Ireland West Airport was proposed and approved this week by members of Mayo County Council’s Economic and Enterprise Special Policy Committee (SPC) meeting.
Foxford based councillor Neil Cruise called on the local authority to get an application submitted to the Rural Regeneration Development Fund for capital works to develop the SDZ at the airport.
He says essential infrastructure now needs to be in place at the airport, making it an attractive location for potential businesses.
Cllr Crusise argues that the time for talking is over. With up to 5,000 jobs promised with the designation around Ireland West Airport Knock, he says, it’s now time to see action.
The proposal was unanimously supported by all members of the SPC this week, and will now go before a meeting of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District and also before a full meeting of Mayo County Council.
Cllr Cruise has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley why funding is now is now required if the benefits from the SDZ designation are to be realized