Draft SPC Scheme 2019-2024 – Public Consultation




Following the local elections held in May 2019 it is now necessary for Monaghan County Council to re-establish the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) which will continue to form an important part of the local government framework for the county.

The representational structure on each SPC is designed to bring together both elected members and people actively working with social, economic, cultural and environmental bodies to develop and review policies related to Council services.

At the September meeting the Council adopted a Draft Scheme for the establishment of four Strategic Policy Committees.  The Draft Scheme, which has been developed in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government provides for the following committees:

(i)  SPC for Housing, Social and Cultural.

(ii)  SPC for Climate Change and Environment.

(iii)  SPC for Economic Development and Enterprise Support.

(iv)  SPC for Transport and Community.


Membership of the SPCs will comprise:

  • local elected members (to be nominated by Monaghan County Council).
  • Representatives from the Cultural/Community/Voluntary/Social Inclusion sectors to be nominated by Monaghan Public Participation Network.
  • The nominees from the other sectors – Tourism/Agriculture/Trade Union/Environment/Development/Construction/Business to be made by their respective national representative bodies.

The Draft SPC Scheme and Department Guidelines are now available for inspection at www.monaghan.ie or at the offices of Monaghan County Council, during normal office hours.  Submissions on the draft scheme are now being sought and should be received by 5.00 p.m. on 3rd October 2019.

Submissions can be forwarded by post or email to the Administrative Officer, Corporate Services, Monaghan County Council, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan (email – info@monaghancoco.ie).

Cathal Flynn,

Director of Corporate Services

5th September 2019


Download Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019 – 2024 (PDF) here