A number of areas are designated in the Development Plan as Architectural Conservation Areas, including the historic core of Howth, Nashville Road and Terrace, St. Nessan’s and St Peter’s Terraces, Howth Castle, two Terraces on Strand Road, Sutton and Baldoyle village.
The Council’s Conservation Officer has been carrying out detailed surveys of these areas. The next step is that the Statement of Characters and survey photos will go on public display. There will be public consultation on the implications of the conservation area, looking for people’s feedback and input into how the ACA should be implemented. This is expected to happen in March. For more information, you can contact the Council’s Conservation Officer, Helena Bergin at 8906709.
Given the high level of development pressure especially in Howth, this work is badly needed and very welcome.