Heritage Council


Archaeology & Development: Guidelines for Good Practice for Developers (2000)

Archaeology & Development Guidelines

These guidelines aim to produce a better understanding of the needs of archaeology in Ireland and to improve co-operation between developers (with their consultant archaeologists, architects, engineers and planners) and the statutory authorities in protecting the archaeological heritage. They are intended to be complementary to the published policies of the Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands on the protection of the archaeological heritage and are not a substitute for the need for published guidance to planning authorities from the central government on archaeology in the planning process. The guidelines are in technical rather than legal terms, in order to help improve professional practice and procedures.

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