Heritage Council


National Community-Led Village Design Statement (VDS) Toolkit (2012)

The toolkit was prepared in 2012 by the Heritage Council in partnership with Dublin City Council and Meath County Council; and in collaboration with the village communities of both Sandymount, Dublin and Julianstown, Co. Meath. The toolkit sets out a step-by-step guide to undertaking a community-led VDS in Ireland, using a collaborative and participative process, and has been developed in accordance with the UNECE Aarhus Convention and the European Landscape Convention (ELC).

View the Community-Led Village Design Statement (VDS) Toolkit [PDF 4.1MB].

Additional VDS Toolkit fact-sheets & presentations from the inaugural Toolkit Workshop are available here >