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An Taifead ar Dhéanmhais Chosanta (RPS)

 
Tá sé de cheangal ar gach Údarás Áitiúil Taifead ar Dhéanmhais Chosanta (RPS) a chur le chéile agus a choinneáil faoi fhorálacha an Achta um Pleanáil agus Forbairt 2000 (arna leasú).
 

Áireofar i nDéanmhas Cosanta, mura luafar a mhalairt, an taobh istigh den déanmhas, an talamh laistigh de chúirtealáiste an déanmhais, agus déanmhais eile laistigh den chúirtealáiste sin agus an taobh istigh díobh. Baineann an chosaint le cóireálacha teorann freisin.

Áirítear sampla ilchineálach d’oidhreacht thógtha an Chontae san RPS reatha atá i bPlean Forbartha Dhún Laoghaire-Ráth an Dúin 2016–2022. Bíonn an RPS ag síorathrú, faoi réir leasaithe agus nithe nua. 
 
Uaireanta, ní léir go bhfuil déanmhas áirithe san áireamh sa RPS nó nach bhfuil toisc éiginnteacht sheoladh nó ainm na bhfoirgneamh. I gcás go bhfuil éiginnteacht ann, ní mór duit teagmháil a dhéanamh leis an Oifigeach Caomhantais.
 
Féach 'na doiciméid ghaolmhara' chun breathnú ar an Taifead ar Dhéanmhais Chosanta.
 
 
 

FAQS

Protected Structures are buildings, features and structures within Dun Laoghaire Rathdown that are protected because they meet one or more of the Categories of Special Interest set out in Section 51 (1) of the Planning & Development Act, 2000 and Section 2.5.4 of the Architectural Heritage Protection Guidelines. These categories are Architectural, Historical, Archaeological, Artistic, Cultural, Scientific, Technical and Social.

The list containing all the structures that are protected within Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is known as the Record of Protected Structures (RPS). Prior to an Act in 1999 these buildings or features were known as Listed Buildings, but this title no longer applies. The RPS is a dynamic record to which structures continue to be added and sometimes deleted. 

If you are unsure if a building is a Protected Structure, you can simply check Appendix 4 of the County Development Plan 2016-2022. You can also determine whether a building is protected by browsing the County Development Plan maps – where a building is coloured orange this will identify it as a Protected Structure. Sometimes, ambiguities in the address and name of the buildings can make it unclear whether a structure is included on the RPS. Where there is uncertainty you should contact the Conservation Officer. 

Protected Structure designation aims to preserve all parts of the structure, including its interior, all land around it, and any other structures on that land (including boundaries). The designation also applies to all fixtures and fittings forming part of the interior of a Protected Structure or of any structure on the land around it.  External boundary walls, for example rubble stone, wrought and cast-iron railings are also included in the designation.

Any structure including those of local interest that meet one or more of the Categories of Special Interest in accordance with Section 51 (1) of the Planning & Development Act, 2000 and Section 2.5.4 of the Architectural Heritage Protection Guidelines may be considered for inclusion onto the Record of Protected Structures (RPS).  
    
A planning authority may add (or delete) a structure from the RPS as appropriate in accordance with legislative procedures set out in the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Any person who wishes a structure be added to or deleted from the Record of Protected Structures may apply to the Conservation Division for consideration. Supplementary information should accompany the address of the building, such as maps, photographs, and any known historical information.

Under the planning system, many minor works to structures do not normally require planning permission.  These works are known as exempted development.  However, for a Protected Structure, such works can be carried out without planning permission only if the works would not affect the character of the structure or any element of the structure that contributes to its special interest. If unsure if planning permission is required, it is advised to contact the Conservation Division. 

 

Pre-planning consultation can be arranged to discuss proposals at design stage. Detailed information including drawings of your proposal should be submitted to preplanning@dlrcoco.ie for assessment prior to any feedback.

 

All planning applications for works to a Protected Structure must include an Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment in accordance with Appendix B of the Architectural Heritage Protection Guidelines to assist in the assessment of proposals. This report should be prepared by an accredited conservation architect or equivalent (a list of suitably qualified professionals is available on the Irish Georgian Society and RIAI websites).  The report should a) outline the significance of the building b) include a detailed survey of the building identifying all surviving original/early features and associated photographic survey c) include a method statement and specification of works and d) details of proposed works should be clearly identified on the accompanying drawings by way of colour coding and/or annotated notes to distinguish clearly between the existing structure and proposed works.

 

 

It is important to source an architect or building surveyor, who understands traditional buildings and who specialises in their repair and refurbishment. A number of organisations maintain a database of contractors with suitable expertise and these can be accessed through their websites. The Irish Georgian Society has a register of practitioners at www.igs.ie  and The Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) has a list of conservation accredited architects which can be found at www.riai.ie. The Construction Industry Federation has a register of specialist Heritage Contractors at www.cif.ie.

Below is a non-exclusive list, intended as a guide for owners and occupiers of historic buildings, of specialist contractors.  Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council cannot be held accountable for contracts entered into. Before commissioning a contractor, always ask to see examples of their work and references.

Repair of Roofs

·         Shay Hammond Leerway Ltd, Hills Hire Centre, Johnstown Road, Cabinteely,Dublin 18, Tel: 01 2840330

·         Conor Duffy Joinery Contractor, Rock Road, Armagh, BT60 3NP
Tel: 048 37510740

·         T.C Walsh & Son Ltd, 49 Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
Tel: 01 6793572

·         Flemings of Dun Laoghaire, 19 Crosthwaite Park West, Dun Laoghaire
Tel: 01 2802289

·         Ashbourne Roofing, Coolfore, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Tel: 01 8354590

·         Seamus Smith, Gelsha, Ballinalee, Co. Longford
Tel: 0877979342

·         Eamon Toner, 6 Oliver Plunkett Square, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2806646 (m)0872776152

·         Dartmouth Building Contractors, Dartmouth House, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4594011

Repair of Sash Windows

·         K.W.R.S Ltd, Kells Windows, Sheeney, Kells, Co. Meath
Tel: 046 9241235

·         Advance Joinery Services Ltd, Unit 5 IDA Industrial Estate, Ballymun, Dublin 11
Tel: 01 8625903/01 8625919 info@ajs.ie

·         Callaghan Sash Windows, Brian Smith
Tel: 046 9023323 (m) 086 8365452 bryan@sash.ie www.sashwindowsirl.com

·         Ventrolla (WJ Bolger), 18 Ardee Street, Dublin
Tel: 01 450377

·         Ventrolla Ireland, Unit 10/11 Western Industrial Estate, Naas Road, Dublin 12
Tel: 1-800-948-359, info@ventrolla.ie, www.ventrolla.ie

·         Historic Sash Windows Ltd, Richard Millea, 4 Ballygoran View, Celbridge, Co. Kildare,
Tel: 01 6270031

·         Sash Window Solutions, Garr, Rhode, Co. Offaly,
Tel: 0872177663 sashwindowsolutions@gmail.com

·         Ventrolla Sash Window Renovation Specialists Quality Carpentry, 45 Loreto Grange, Bray,Co. Wicklow Contact: Martin Mullaly
Tel: 01 2860630 qualitycarpentry@eircom.net www.ventrolla.ie

·         Unit 4 Ballymount Avenue, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Tel: 01 4605945 (m) 0872449881 www.conservationjoinery.com

·         Philip Kennedy, Hill Street, Cloghan, County Offaly
Tel: 090 6457846

·         Lambstongue Ltd, 88 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
01 6629928 www.lambstongue.ie

Repair of Stained Glass

·         Catherine Lamb, Stained Glass Artist, 69 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 0877747965

·         Irish Stained Glass and Leaded Windows Company Ltd, The Studio, Treetops, Greenlands, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Tel: 01 2956167

·         Art Glass Ireland, Skeoge Business Park, Derry City, BT48 8SE
Tel: 0044 74 96037073, M:   0861238982 www.artglassireland.com

·         Aria Stained Glass, Cortoon, Claregalway, Co. Galway
Tel: 091 793366 (m) 0872375789

Repair of Steel Windows

·         Acol, Merrywell, Drumcree, Co Meath
Tel: 01 8250171

·         Window and Door Accessories Ltd, Richmond House, Coolock Industrial Estate, Dublin 17
Tel: 01 8670011

·         J.H Projects (Jan Hermans), Monaghan
0871206057 jhprojects@eircom.net

·         Lambstongue Ltd, 88 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 6629928 www.lambstongue.ie

Repair of Plasterwork

·         Des O'Carroll, 7 Whitechurch Grove, Ballyboden, Dublin 16
Tel: 0876658494

·         George O'Malley, 3 Ballywaltrim Business Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01 2116706 (m) 0872597439

Repair of Ironwork

·         Bushy Park Ironwork, Units 22-24 Greenhills Business Park,Tallaght, Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4622788

·         Gerard Pulman Metal Working, Stewarts House, Columba's College, Whitechurch, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Tel: 01 4934571

Fireplace Restoration/Cast Iron/Marble

·         Brian MacElvanney, Súgan Antiques, 97 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Tel: 082510597

·         David Kelly (Marble), 12 Bromley Court, Francis Street, Dublin 8
Tel: 0879584280

Owners or occupiers of Protected Structures are legally required to make sure that the structure does not become endangered through neglect, decay, damage or harm. Generally, if a structure is kept in habitable condition and regular maintenance is carried out (cleaning out gutters, repairing missing slates, repainting external timberwork, etc.), it should not become endangered.

If a protected structure is endangered, the planning authority can serve a notice on the owner or occupier, requiring them to carry out any work that it considers necessary to protect the structure.

Under the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000, there are penalties for owners or occupiers of Protected Structures who endanger the structure or who fail to carry out work that has been ordered by the planning authority. It should be noted that the lack of general maintenance and a poor cosmetic appearance do not constitute ‘endangerment’ of a Protected Structure.  The Planning and Development Act 2000 defines endangerment as ‘exposed to harm, decay, or damage, whether immediately or over a period of time, through neglect or through direct or indirect means’.    

Yes, owners or occupiers of Protected Structures are legally required to make sure that the structure does not become endangered through neglect, decay, damage or harm. Generally, if a structure is kept in habitable condition and regular maintenance is carried out it should not become endangered.

If a Protected Structure is endangered, the planning authority can serve a notice on the owner or occupier, requiring them to carry out any work that it considers necessary to protect the structure. 

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council does not hold any historical information on each Protected Structure. It is advised to undertake a review of historical information and documentation contained within local libraries, the Irish Architectural Archive, The Registry of Deeds, The Valuation Office of Ireland, The National Archives, The National Library of Ireland, and The Representative Church Body Library Dublin Archdiocesan Archive etc

 

 

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