Implementation & Monitoring
Implementation & Monitoring
The objectives and actions identified in this plan are challenging but they are realistic with a genuine prospect of being achieved through the active leadership and participation of the agencies and partners identified. The engagement and commitment displayed by both the steering groups and the stakeholders in the development of this plan is notable and provides a strong platform to implement.
Implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review of the plans objectives and actions is critical in determining the success of this plan. A monitoring framework that measures outcomes against a range of national, regional and local indicators will be needed to help determine.
Timeframe & Review
Given the nature of planning for the delivery of specific objectives and actions over a six year timeframe, this plan has adopted a three staged approached, with the objectives and actions to be fully reviewed every two years. Each objective and action will be reviewed to monitor progress, assess relevance and establish the need for additions and amendments. This will allow for a more realistic and flexible plan that remains current to the social and economic realities and needs of the City over the next six years.
The majority of actions within the plan will require funding streams. Central government funding is available through a wide range of associated agencies and non‐departmental public bodies. Cork City Council, the LCDC and other City agencies and stakeholders need to remain focused on all policy updates in advance of funding announcements, to increase public funding for Cork City over the lifetime of this plan. The aim will be to better the co‐ordination of funding to the private and community and voluntary (non‐private) sector.
Implementation of this LECP shall conform to the provisions of the Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021 and the various Local Area Plans, including those provisions responsible for the protection and management of the environment including environmental sensitivities. The preparation of any lower tier plans or strategies are required to be subject to SEA and AA as appropriate.
An implementation plan shall be prepared for each two year phase of this plan to give more detail on the specific actions to be targeted for each phase. Each implementation plan shall be prepared by the Steering Group and should identify the action, the lead stakeholder and partner, timeline for implementation, outcomes/KPI’s and resource allocation where practical. The implementation plan will be used to drive and monitor the progress of the actions set out in this plan.
Monitoring, evaluation and review is central to understanding the level of progress of this action plan. There are two important elements needed to achieve this:
- Establishing an “LECP Monitoring and Implementation Steering Group”: to advise and assist on the implementation, monitoring and review of this plan and the framework for delivering it. The central role of the “LECP Monitoring and Implementation Team” will be co-ordinating the supporting partners, bodies and agencies with responsibility for the delivery of actions identified in the plan. Both the LCDC and SPC’s will also play central roles in looking after their respective streams with responsibility for monitoring, implementing and reviewing specified actions with strong representation and connection to the Monitoring and Implementation Team.
- Developing a “Cork City Data Hub”: to create an evidenced based monitoring tool that is functional and flexible enough to evaluate and review the objectives and actions within this plan and can also inform future city initiatives and actions.
Key Tasks for the Steering Group
The LECP Monitoring and Implementation Steering Group will be tasked with the role of the implementation, monitoring and reviewing the plan and developing the framework for delivering these roles. The following key tasks are required:
1. Setting out the Implementation Plan: Detailing the objectives and actions to be targeted for each two year plan implementation phase over the six years of the plan.
2. Co-ordinating the supporting partners, bodies and agencies tasked with the delivery of actions identified in the plan
3. Determining and defining funding mechanisms for the delivery of actions
4. Monitoring and reviewing the implementation of actions
5. Recognition and promotion of actions delivered during each implementation phase.