Strategic Policy Committees


The Local Government Act, 2001 provided for the establishment of Strategic Policy Committees. The thinking behind this was that an opportunity would be afforded to the elected Members of the Council to work in partnership with representatives of groups that would have an interest in specific policy areas. The representatives of the groups are often referred to as the Sectoral Representatives. They are selected in accordance with a Strategic Policy Scheme.

The Members of Laois County Council at their meeting on the 30th September 2019 adopted a Strategic Policy Committee for the period 2019 – 2024. A copy of the adopted Scheme can be viewed at the links hereunder.

In Laois, there are 4 Strategic Policy Committees dealing with policy matters.

The Scheme provides for the following Committees:

  • Housing Regeneration and Planning,
  • Climate Action and Community,
  • Transport, Environment and Emergency Services, and
  • Enterprise, Economic Development and Tourism.

Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019 – 2024 ‌‌‌

Strategic Policy Committee Membership 2019 – 2024

Once the meetings have begun, minutes and agendas of same will be uploaded and accessible by clicking on the relevant SPC listed above.