Waterford  Heritage Plan Public Consultation 2016

The Waterford City and County Heritage Forum facilitated by the Heritage Officer is preparing  a new Heritage Plan and is looking for your views.

Waterford City & County Council would like to know what you think should be included in the new Heritage Plan which will review and consolidate the existing;

Waterford County Heritage Plan 2006-2010,

Waterford City Heritage Plan 2009-2013

Waterford County Biodiversity Plan 2008-2013

Waterford City Biodiversity Plan 2010-2014

Copies of these plans may be downloaded at   www.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/Resident/Heritage/Heritage,Plans/

The new Heritage Plan aims to build on the achievements of the first plan, while taking into account  local, regional and national  heritage initiatives and policy development since its publication. Examples include the Adopt a Monument Scheme, Ireland’s Ancient East, the National Landscape Strategy, All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and Three Sisters bid for EU Capital of Culture.

What is heritage?

Heritage is defined in the National Heritage Act, 1995 and includes: Archaeological Objects, Monuments, Heritage Objects, Landscapes, Heritage Parks and Gardens, Seascapes, Inland Waterways, Architectural Heritage, Flora, Fauna, Wrecks, Wildlife Habitats and Geology.

The Heritage Plan is a strategic document, dealing with heritage issues  in Waterford City and County and will include broad objectives and identify specific actions to achieve those objectives.  It will not generally include site specific projects.

Have Your Say

You are invited to make a pre-draft written submission with reference to the  questions  below  and post or email it by Thursday March 31st 2016 to

Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer Waterford City and County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan bguest@waterfordcouncil.ie

Your Views

 

  1. What do you think are the main heritage issues for Waterford City and County currently and arising by 2021 ?

Heritage is taken to include :

Archaeological Objects, Monuments, Heritage Objects, Landscapes, Heritage Parks and Gardens, Seascapes, Inland Waterways, Architectural Heritage, Flora, Fauna, Wrecks, Wildlife Habitats and Geology

  1. Are there gaps in our awareness,  promotion and management of Waterford’s heritage– in heritage data, in survey  and recording of  lesser known heritage, in heritage education, in heritage training, in heritage policy, in heritage conservation?
  2. What is our vision for Waterford’s Archaeology, Built, Cultural and Natural Heritage over the next 5 Years?
  3. What actions should we include in the new Heritage Plan to address the above ?

We would appreciate your help by taking the time to make a submission. Your views are important to us.

 

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