Tuesday 20 March 2018

Heritage plan till 2022 is adopted

The County Wicklow Heritage Plan 2017 to 2022 was adopted by the elected members at Monday's meeting of Wicklow County Council after a number of public consultations were held across the county.

Five public meetings were held in libraries in Wicklow town, Arklow, Bray, Greystones and Blessington, with 32 submissions received by the Heritage Office.

At Monday's Council meeting Deirdre Burns, heritage officer for Wicklow, outlined some of the issues raised during the public consultation process.

It is aimed under Built Heritage to develop a conservation and visitor management plan for sensitive areas. Heritage collection could be enhanced with the creation of a digital photographic archive for Bray.

The Heritage Office has been involved in a number of community archaeology events over the past couple of years, starting in Glendalough and intend to continue with similar events involving local communities.

Under Natural Heritage there is a recommendation for a conservation assessment of Wicklow County Council lands ad the possible development of a nectar-trail.

Cllr Steven Matthews said: 'I would like to thank Deirdre and her team for all their work. There are some fantastic objectives in the plan and they are all deliverable as well.

The councillors voted to adopt the Heritage Plan.

Bray People