Chapter 11: Built heritage and archaeology

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Material Alteration Reference Number 11.1

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage
Page: 394, 422, 424, Executive Summary

Amendment:

Delete the phrase (Sites and Zones of Archaeological Interest) and replace with {Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) as Established under Section 12 of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1994.}within the Draft Plan.

  • Page 17, the Executive Summary
  • Page 394, in the list of bullet points
  • Page 422, 3rd and 4th paragraph
  • Page 424, BHA26, paragraph 1, 3 & 4)

and make any necessary consequential minor amendments on foot of these changes.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.2

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.1 The Record of Protected Structures
Page: 398, Policy BHA2

Amendment:

Policy BHA2 Development of Protected Structures

(c): Ensure that works are carried out (under the supervision of) {in line with best conservation practice as advised by} a suitably qualified person with expertise in architectural conservation. 

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.3

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.2 Architectural Conservation Areas, subheading Priority Architectural Conservation Areas
Page: 401 - insert bullet after Henrietta Street

Amendment:

  • {Iveagh Gardens, Crumlin}
Material Alteration Reference Number 11.4

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.3 Built Heritage Assets of the City
Page: 409, BHA9 Conservation Areas

Amendment:

Policy BHA9 Conservation Areas

6.      Retention of buildings and features that contribute to the overall character and integrity of the Conservation Area.

{7.    The return of buildings to residential use.}

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.5

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.3 Built Heritage Assets of the City, Subsection Buildings of Heritage Interest Including Mews and Vernacular Buildings
Page: 411, Policy BHA12

Amendment:

Policy BHA12 Industrial, Military and Maritime, Canal-side and Rural Heritage

To promote the awareness of Dublin’s industrial, military and maritime, canal-side (including lock-keepers’ dwellings, {locks and graving docks}, rail and rural (vernacular) heritage.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.6

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.3 Built Heritage Assets of the City, Subsection Industrial Heritage
Page: 413, Policy BHA17

Amendment:

Policy BHA17 Industrial Heritage of Waterways, Canals and Rivers

To support and promote a strategy for the protection and restoration of the industrial heritage of the city’s waterways, canals and rivers, including retaining features such as walls, weirs, (and) millraces(,) {and the graving dock structures at Ringsend.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.7

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage
Pg. 418, first paragraph

Amendment:

Dublin City has a rich archaeological heritage. It has a recorded history of human settlement of over 9,000 years, centred along the line of the River Liffey. (While there are few upstanding monuments in the city centre, beneath the surface is a rich and complex record of human activity. The upstanding monuments that survive include the city walls, several castles, churches and graveyards and the quay walls.) {There are significant upstanding monuments of archaeological interest across Dublin’s city centre including the ancient city walls, castles, churches and graveyards and the River Liffey’s quay walls. As with other European capital cities Dublin also has important subsurface archaeological remains that represent the history of the development of the city from its origins through the medieval period right up to modern times.} Mesolithic fish traps were excavated at Spencer Dock, while an exceptionally well-preserved Viking town was uncovered at Wood Quay. There are over 600 shipwrecks recorded in Dublin Bay {and the River Liffey. Many additional wrecks whose precise location is unknown are also likely to be present.} (while t){T}he industrial heritage of the city c.1750-1950 survives in areas such as St. James’s Gate.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.8

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage, Record of Monuments and Places
Pg. 419, amendment to bullet point 5 and insertion of new bullet point 6

Amendment:

Amendment to bullet point 5:

  • All previously unknown archaeology that becomes known (e.g. through ground disturbance, fieldwork or the discovery of {wrecks} or sites underwater).

New bullet point 6:

{Wrecks over 100 years old and archaeological objects underwater, irrespective of their age or location, are protected under the National Monuments Acts. Wrecks, though less than 100 years old, as well as sites or areas around sites or archaeological objects, due to their historic, archaeological or artistic value, can also be protected by means of designation through placement of an Underwater Heritage Order (UHO). See  https://www.archaeology.ie/underwater-archaeology/planning-and-development for further detail in relation to planning and development and
:http://www.archaeology.ie/underwater-archaeology /wreck-viewer for the relevant mapping information}.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.9

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage
Pg. 419, end of 1st paragraph

Amendment:

{The 2019 publication ‘Built and Archaeological Heritage Climate Change Sectoral Adaption Plan’, prepared under the National Adaptation Framework by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht sets out an approach to responding to the challenges climate change poses to the built and archaeological heritage.  The plan is framed by five goals –

1. To improve understanding of each heritage resource and its vulnerability to climate change

2. To develop and mainstream sustainable policies and plans for climate-change adaptation of built and archaeological heritage

3. To conserve Ireland’s heritage for future generations

4. To communicate and transfer knowledge

5. To exploit the opportunities for built and archaeological heritage to demonstrate value and secure resources

Dublin City Council fully supports the goals and aims of the adaptation plan and will work with key stakeholders to this end.}

Dublin City Council recognises the key role the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have and will continue to work with the Department to promote the protection of the City’s archaeological heritage, including seeking funding through the Community Monuments Fund (CMF) to implement the policies and objectives of the Plan by supporting owners and custodians (including Dublin City Council) of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public.}  

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.10

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage, Record of Monuments and Places
Page: 422, 1st paragraph

Amendment:

The Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) was established under Section 12 of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994. Structures, features, objects or sites listed in this Record are known as Recorded Monuments. (The RMP is accompanied by a set of maps on which monuments are designated by a relevant reference number and denoted by a circle defining a Zone of Archaeological Potential. The Record of Monuments and Places for Dublin City is listed in Appendix 6 and detailed on Map L). {The Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) consists of a published county-by-county set of Ordnance Survey maps, on which monuments and places are marked by a circle or polygon, and an accompanying book for each county listing the monuments and places. It should be borne in mind that the circle or polygon does not necessarily define the extent of the monument or place. Much of the area of the core of modern Dublin City is designated in the RMP as ‘Historic City’ including the remains of the city walls and individual monuments that have been identified within the medieval walled town and around its environs. The RMP does not include all known archaeological sites and monuments, given that further such sites and monuments are found on an ongoing basis. For that reason, it is important (in the context of considering proposed development) to take account of all information available on the Historic Environment Viewer (HEV) available at www.archaeology.ie. The HEV will provide information not only on those archaeological monuments included in the statutory RMP, but also in regard to many more which have been identified since the RMP was issued. Such newly identified monuments will appear on the next revision of the RMP. RMP sites outside of the historic city are shown on Maps A-H.  RMP within the historic city area (DU018-020) are shown on Map L.  Appendix 6, Section 4.4 of this Plan lists the National Monuments in State care.  

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.11

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage
Page: 423, final paragraph

Amendment:

The policies and objectives below are intended to {identify, preserve,} conserve, raise awareness of {and provide access} to Dublin City’s rich archaeological heritage.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.12

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage
Page: 424, Policy BHA26

Amendment:

Policy BHA26 Archaeological Heritage

Paragraph 1
To protect and preserve Sites and Zones of Archaeological interest which have been identified in the Record of Monuments and Places and the Historic Environment Viewer (www.archaeology.ie) {and all wrecks over 100 years old including those in the Shipwreck Inventory of Ireland.}

Paragraph 3
To seek the preservation in situ (or where this is not possible or appropriate, as a minimum, preservation by record) of all archaeological monuments included in the Record of Monuments and Places, (and of previously unknown sites, features and objects of archaeological interest that become revealed through development activity) {all wrecks and associated objects over 100 years old and of previously unknown sites, features and objects of archaeological interest that become revealed through development activity.} In respect of decision making on development proposals affecting sites listed in the Record of Monuments and Places, the Council will have regard to the advice and/or recommendations of the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government.

Paragraph 4
Development proposals within Sites and Zones of Archaeological {Notification} (Interest), of sites over 0.5 hectares size, {with potential underwater impacts} and of sites listed in the Dublin City Industrial Heritage Record, will be subject to consultation with the City Archaeologist and archaeological assessment prior to a planning application being lodged.

Paragraph 7
Development proposals in marine, lacustrine and riverine environments and areas of reclaimed land shall have regard to the Shipwreck Inventory maintained by the {Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage} {Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht} and be subject to an appropriate level of archaeological assessment.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.13

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage,
Page: 425, Objective BHAO15

Amendment:

BHAO15 Civic Museum

To develop a strategy for improving public access to the former Civic Museum collection and for curation of other collections of civic interest and importance {including collaboration with other cultural bodies}.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.14

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5
Page: 425, Objective BHAO17

Amendment:

Objective BHAO17 Tourism

Promote tourism in the medieval {and historic core of} the city drawing on its archaeological {and industrial}heritage to create a strong an authentic sense of place and to support educational and historical tours of sites in the city.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.15

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.5 Archaeological Heritage
Page: 426, Objective BHAO19

Amendment:

Objective BHAO19 Built Heritage and Archaeology

To provide for the protection, preservation and promotion of the built heritage, including architectural heritage and archaeological heritage {and underwater heritage} and support the in situ presentation and interpretation of archaeological finds within new developments.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.16

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.6 City Heritage Plan
Page: 427, Policy BHA28

Amendment:

BHA28 Historic Place and Street Names

To preserve historic place and street {and development} names and ensure that new street {and development} names reflect appropriate local archaeological, historical or cultural associations.

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.17

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.6 City Heritage Plan
Page: 427, Policy BHA30

Amendment:

BHA30 Moore Street National Monument

To co-operate with and facilitate the state in its {preservation} of the National Monument at 14-17 Moore Street on a joint venture basis and to support the retention and refurbishment of the cultural quarter associated with 1916 on Moore Street {and taking account of the contents and relevant recommendations of the Moore Street Advisory Group Report to the Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform and the ministers response.}

Material Alteration Reference Number 11.18

Chapter 11
Section: 11.5.6
Page: 427 insert New Policy after BHA33, subsequent numbering to be amended accordingly

Amendment:

{Policy - OPW Historic Sites

To co-operate with and facilitate the Office of Public Works to improve visitor experience/interpretation and upgrade key historic sites, including the Dublin Castle complex, St. Sepulchre’s Palace complex, Werburgh Street/Ship Street, the Debtors Prison, Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens and Commemorative Bridge, Phoenix Park (including the Visitors Centre and Magazine Fort), Collins Barracks, National Library of Ireland, the Casino at Marino and The Custom House and the 1916 Moore Street National Monument.}