With regard to the Department of the Environment’s proposals to dismantle the local development LEADER companies, why fix something that is not broken?
Will the new proposals result in a loss of EU funding? The criteria for funding laid down by the European Commission for rural development support, favours a bottom up, local and community approach to rural development. Another concern is that we will be in danger of losing expertise developed over the past twenty years.
Nessa Childers MEP