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Architectural Conservation Area Consultation

Protected Structures in Offaly

A protected structure is a structure that a planning authority considers to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social, or technical point of view. Every planning authority is obliged to have a Record of Protected Structures (RPS) that includes structures of special interest in its functional area and into which details of protected structures are entered. The RPS forms part of the Development Plan.

The legislation to introduce the concept of protected structures was the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1999, replacing the previous system for protecting and preserving structures by listing them in development plans. All the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts from 1963 to 1999 have now been consolidated in the Planning and Development Act 2000. Part IV of 2000 Act deals with architectural heritage and incorporates the provisions of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1999.

For more information about Protected Structures download Protected Structures -an information leaflet from the Heritage Council 

Follow the link to view the full list of Record of Protected Structures.

If you wish your property to be included on the list of protected structures, please send in a written request to The Planning Office, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.