Tara Skryne Landscape Conservation Area

Tara Skryne Landscape Conservation Area

Preservation of the Tara Skryne landscape

Presentations from Breakfast Briefing to Elected Members of Meath County Council 7th and 20th September 2010

Draft Tara Skryne Landscape Conservation Area Public Information Evening (September 2010)

Draft Tara Skryne Landscape Conservation Area Mangers Report on Submissions (July 2010)

Draft Tara Skryne Landscape Conservation Area (May 2010)

Tara Skryne Proposed Landscape Conservation Area

Landscapes reflect the relationship between people, place and nature and form the backdrop to our daily lives.  The Tara Skryne Landscape is of central importance to Irish culture and identity which bears testimony to its royal past.  It has been shaped by human activity for thousands of years and has aesthetic, historic, archaeological, recreational, economic, educational and environmental significance.

The aim of the project is to develop a new framework, in consultation with the local community and stakeholders, to manage and accommodate change within historic landscapes.  Our landscapes are places where people live and work so therefore the objective is not to prevent development or change but rather to manage it in a manner which compliments the character and values of the landscape and creates vibrant communities.

The Hill of Tara

Who will deliver this project?

This is a partnership of local and national organisations between Meath County Council, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the Heritage Council who have come together to pilot a new national landscape management project.  The lead partner is Meath County Council and the project is being delivered through its Forward Planning Department.

Project Steering Committee

A steering committee of project partners, chaired by Mr. Liam Henry, Director of Services, Planning, Meath County Council, was established in March 2009 to advise on the development and implementation of the project.  The Steering Committee is made up of the following members:

Mr. Liam Henry, Director of Services, Meath County Council (Chair)

Ms. Wendy Bagnall, Senior Executive Planner, Meath County Council

Mr. George Burke, Principal Officer , Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

Ms. Gabrielle McKeown, Senior Advisor , Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

Mr. Michael Starrett, Chief Executive, Heritage Council

Mr. Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation, Heritage Council

Loreto Guinan took up the position as Project Officer in March 2009 and is responsible for the day to day delivery of the project.  GIS, administration and planner support is provided by the Forward Planning Team, Planning Department, Meath County Council.

Schedule of steering committee meetings

  1. April 3rd 2009 - Ashbourne Civic Offices
    May 6th 2009 - Site Visit
  2. May 29th 2009 - Planning Offices, Navan
  3. June 26th 2009 - Planning Offices, Navan
  4. December 10th 2009 - Planning Offices, Navan
  5. January 18th 2010 - Custom House, Dublin
  6. February 19th 2010 - Custom House, Dublin
  7. April 23rd 2010 - Custom House, Dublin
  8. June 25th 2010 - Planning Offices, Navan
  9. November 5th 2009 - Planning Offices, Navan
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