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LANDSAPE POLICY AND HERITAGE IN IRELAND Presentation by MICHAEL STARRETT Chief Executive The Heritage Council of Ireland CHeriScape Conference Ghent 1-2 July 2014 , Architectural Policy & Urban Design, DAHG. What is landscape ? What is heritage?.

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LANDSAPE POLICY AND HERITAGE IN IRELAND

Presentation by

MICHAEL STARRETT

Chief Executive

The Heritage Council of Ireland

CHeriScapeConference

Ghent 1-2 July 2014

, Architectural Policy & Urban Design, DAHG

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What is landscape? What is heritage?

  • “Landscape is an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human forces.”
  • the national heritage of Ireland is defined as including
  • “...monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens, parks and inland waterways.”
  • The Heritage Act 1995

European Landscape Convention: Article 1

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Confluence of ideas and thinking - ELC

  • - Landscape has an important public interest role in the cultural, ecological, environmental and social fields and constitutes a resource favourable to economic activity and the protection, management and planning of which can contribute to job creation
  • - Landscape contributes to the formation of local cultures and is a basic component of the European Natura and Cultural Heritage, contributing to human well being and consolidation of the European identity
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“AS IT WAS” and “AS IT WILL BE”

for heritage management and conservation including landscapes

-developed with social and

economic objectives

· managed and developed for scientific, economic and cultural reasons

-integrated and multidisciplinary approach

- local people driving initiatives

And Valued for the cultural

importance

· Purely about protection and set aside for conservation

-no significance attached to links between natural and cultural heritage

· Managed mainly for

visitors and tourists

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- Establishing a Landscape Observatory of Ireland- Introducing a Landscape Ireland Act- Landscape Proofing existing primary legislation, government programmes and policies- Promoting a vibrant research and learning culture on landscape- Increasing public participation, accessibility and the use of local knowledge in landscape management

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2010 Proposals for Ireland’s Landscapes

Mountmellik, Co Laois

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National Landscape Strategy - Objectives

  • Recognise landscape in law
  • Develop a National LCA
  • Develop Landscape Policies
  • Increase Landscape Awareness
  • Identify Education & Training needs
  • Involving the Public
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Next Steps

  • The Heritage Council has a vision.
  • That vision is
  • to enable communities in Ireland to realise the potential contribution our national heritage can make in improving the quality of all our lives through assisting Ireland’s social, economic and environmental development
  • SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO DELIVER