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Planning News

Welcome to the Planning News Section where you can find all the latest planning news from The Heritage Council. Click on the news articles below for more information.

Tax incentive scheme could conserve and revitalise Ireland’s largest towns and provide over 10,000 badly needed homes.

A tax-incentive scheme, modelled on the Living City initiative could play a major role in revitalising those towns, and deliver thousands of habitable dwellings for homeless families and workers.[more]

What's Next? Starting to Implement the National Landscape Strategy

In November 2015, a seminar was held in Dublin with the aim of exploring new developments in LCA and ways of implementing the National Landscape Strategy. [more]

Mulranny Promenade Opening

The Mulranny Village Design Statement, sponsored by the Heritage Council, brought forward an ambitious vision for the village based on a collaborative design approach between the local community and Mayo County Council design...[more]

Results of Research on Heritage Awareness Released

Research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes last month on behalf of the Heritage Council had some good news about people’s interest in and involvement in heritage locally. [more]

The Heritage Council lobbies TDs and Senators for Greater Financial Support for Local Heritage Projects

On Wednesday 13th May,an Oireachtas Information Day was held for TDs and Senators from all over the country. [more]

General Scheme of the Planning and Development (No. 2) Bill 2014 Published

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, and Minister of State, Paudie Coffey TD, have published the General Scheme of the Planning and Development (No. 2) Bill 2014, which was recently...[more]

EirGrid Publishes Commitment to New Consultation Process

EirGrid announced details of their new approach to consultation arising from a comprehensive review of their existing consultation process for grid development projects.[more]

L to R: Clare Burke, Emer Dolphin and Niamh Bn Ui Loinsigh (all Julianstown & District Community Association/JDCA), Mary Crowley (President of IPI), Alison Harvey (Heritage Council), Minister Fergus O’Dowd T.D., Jackie O’Shea (JDCA), Dara Keogh (GeoDirectory), Conor Linehan (William Fry Solicitors).

Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit Scoops National Planning Award

The Heritage Council's Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit has won the "Innovative Planning Practices & Procedures Award" at the recent National Planning Awards awarded by the Irish Planning Institute. [more]

Tidier Towns The Way Forward Conference

Our Planning & Development Officer Alison Harvey spoke this week at the Tidier Towns The Way Forward Conference. The Conference which was held in Cork aimed to motivate community groups to improve their areas. [more]

Village Design Statement Toolkit Shortlisted for National Planning Award

Heritage Council and Partners’ Community-led Village Design Statement Toolkit and inaugural Multi-disciplinary Toolkit Training Workshop launched in October 2012 have been shortlisted for a National Planning Award by the...[more]

New Report on the Onshore Windfarm Sector in Ireland produced by The Heritage Council

The Heritage Council as a national statutory body seeks to ensure that the development of the renewable energy sector in Ireland can be carried out in harmony with our unique and world-renowned national heritage.[more]

Public Consultation on Renewable Energy Begins

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte, T.D. announces the commencement of the first phase of public consultation on the proposed Renewable Energy Export Policy and Development Framework.[more]

National Heritage Week 2013 set to reach record total with 1700 events nationwide

National Heritage Week 2013 which takes place nationwide from 17th — 25th August 2013, looks set to reach a record total of 1700 events this year, the majority of which will be FREE to attend[more]

UCD launch Distance Learning courses on World Heritage Conservation

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in World Heritage Conservation are part-time, online, distance learning courses.[more]

New Heritage Plan for County Monaghan

A new Heritage Plan for County Monaghan by Monaghan County Council was launched recently by Conor Newman, Heritage Council Chairman and Monaghan Mayor Cllr. Hugh McElvaney.[more]

Online Event Registration- Now open for Heritage Week

In the year of The Gathering, people are encouraged to get involved in National Heritage Week 2013 by organising an event in their community and showcase their local natural and cultural heritage[more]

Place Shapers: An Architecture/ Urban Design Project for Young People

The project teams up young people with architects and a filmmaker to investigate architecture and urban design in their own neighbourhoods. [more]

Members of the steering committee for the new Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan which was launched recently at Roscrea.

Launch - Roscrea Town Enhancement Plan

The Heritage Council has chosen Roscrea, among only a handful of Irish towns to put in place a public realm plan.[more]