Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Monday-Wednesday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Public Consultation on a new National Policy on Architecture

***NATIONAL POLICY ON ARCHITECTURAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION OPENS 18TH DECEMBER 2019 UNTIL 31ST JANUARY 2020***

A discussion document has been prepared by the Department which outlines the scope and ambitions of the proposed new National Policy on Architecture, provisionally entitled, 'Places for People'. It is based around five themes;

Designing for climate resilience and sustainability

Designing quality places for public benefit

Respecting our past, shaping our future

Leadership, and

Knowledge and innovation

The discussion document Places for People, an online survey as part of the public consultation process, and other relevant material can be found here

For further details, please refer to Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht by clicking on the following links;

https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/built-heritage/architectural-policy/

https://www.chg.gov.ie/josepha-madigan-td-minister-for-culture-heritage-and-the-gaeltacht-announces-public-consultation-on-a-new-national-policy-on-architecture/