Draft Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Stategy

Closed11 Oct, 2021, 7:00am - 19 Nov, 2021, 11:59pm

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Laois County Council invites you to take part in a consultation to help shape the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy, 2021-2026.

The draft Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy has been developed by Laois County Council working in conjunction with the members of Laois Heritage Forum, the Heritage Council and People Place Consulting and has been informed by the results of previous Heritage Plans for the county and consultation with stakeholders and the local community in 2020.

The draft Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy seeks to establish an ambitious vision for management and conservation of our built, natural and cultural heritage in the changing context of the climate and biodiversity crisis as well as changed economic and political context at local regional and national level.

The aims of the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy are to:

  1. Conserve and enhance the heritage and biodiversity of Laois;
  2. Commemorate the people and events of historical significance for Laois;
  3. Integrate our work across built, natural and cultural heritage, where possible; and
  4. Celebrate and promote the heritage and biodiversity of Laois.

In order to deliver on our aims over the life of the strategy, we will target delivery of objectives across eight key action areas as set out in the draft.

Please submit your comments by email to heritage@laoiscoco.ie, online at the Consult Laois website, or in writing to Heritage Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 EHP9 with all correspondence marked “Draft Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy”.

The period for submissions has been extended to midnight on 19th November 2021.

Please note, your personal details will not be shared with a third party and we will not contact you in relation to any other project or for marketing purposes. The information you provide will be stored securely for the duration of the consultation process. Following completion of the project, this information will be deleted. Further information on the Council's data protection statement can be found at: https://laois.ie/data-protection/


Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer

Laois County Council

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