Planning Content

The Heritage Council is committed to working with individuals, heritage groups, local and national government, and other agencies and organisations, to ensure that the management of our national heritage.

Planning Images

Here is a selection of images from our recent Planning programmes and initiatives.

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Village Design Statements

The Heritage Council’s National Village Design Statement (VDS) Programme provides an opportunity for meaningful public participation in the Irish planning system. Below is a selection of images from villages across Ireland who have participated in the scheme.

Read more about the Village Design Statement Initiative >

Village Design Conference

Slane Castle, October 2008

This conference explored Irish villages, villagescapes/ townscape, their settings & the European Landscape Convention. The National Evaluation of Village Design Statements in Ireland was also launched at the conference.

Read more about this conference here >