PROPOSED AMENDED VERSION OF CHAPTER 7

OF LIMERICK CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

CHAPTER 7

URBAN DESIGN AND CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES


The Corporation through its obligations for the implementation of existing

and proposed legislation to preserve and enhance the National historic

building stock will ensure that all buildings of International, National,

Regional and Local significance in Limerick City are given appropriate

preservation and protection listings.


The Corporation through its European Treaties obligations for the

implementation of Ireland's ratification in 1997 of the CONVENTION FOR THE

PROTECTION OF THE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE OF EUROPE

( the Granada Convention), in relation to Limerick City, will work with

all relevant State and Non Government organisations in compliance with the

following Articles .


DEFINITION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE. ARTICLE 1


The Corporation defines the pre 1900 hundred building stock, in addition to

any specific 20th. century buildings identified to be of architectural

merit, as comprising the architectural heritage of Limerick City.


IDENTIFICATION OF PROPERTIES TO BE PROTECTED. ARTICLE 2


The Corporation undertakes to carry out, complete and publish a full

inventory of the City's pre 1900 building stock to the National Inventory

of Architectural Heritage and European Core Data Index format in conjuntion

with the Department of Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands within

three years of the adoption of this Plan.


STATUTORY PROTECTION MEASURES. ARTICLES 3 to 5


The Corporation undertakes to ensure the effective compliance with its

European Treaties and Statutory responsibility to prevent the

disfigurement, dilapidation or demolition of the historic building stock.

In particular it will ensure that the demolition and material alteration of

all buildings and structures Listed "A" and "B" on this plan will be

subject to planning permission control requirements. In the event of

unauthorised material alterations carried out to buildings or structures

legal enforcement will be taken to secure redress.


The Corporation will appoint a Conservation Officer with appropriate

expertise, who will be supported by adequate administrative resources to

ensure that all works to structures listed "A" and "B" in this plan are

subject to adequate preliminary advice monitoring and supervision.


ANCILLARY FISCAL MEASURES. ARTICLE 6


This Corporation will in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage

Gaeltacht and the Islands provide appropriate financial incentives to

secure the proper conservation of the historic building stock.


SETTING AND SURROUNDING OF HISTORIC STREETS AND MONUMENTS ARTICLE 7


The Corporation will ensure that development proposals for sites and

buildings adjoining or forming part of the setting of structures or groups

of buildings in List "A" and "B" of this plan, will be of a design quality

and scale enhancing the listed structures.




PROTECTION AGAINST PHYSICAL DETERIORATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE. ARTICLE 8


In recognition of the special quality of the brick and timber sash windows

which define the character of the major part of the city's historic

building stock, the Corporation will promote research and implement

guidelines on the appropriate methods of

* cleaning and pointing of brickwork

* maintaining 18th. and 19th. century window sashes and glass


LEGAL SANCTIONS. ARTICLE 9


The Corporation will ensure that effective enforcement action is taken

against all cases of demolition or material alteration of buildings on List

"A" or "B". In the cass of unauthorised works been carried out to a

building e.g. timber sashes being replaced by swing out uPVC frames, action

will be effected in all cases to ensure restoration of the building to the

original design.


CONSERVATION POLICIES. ARTICLE 10


The Corporation delares its adoption of an integrated conservation policy to:


(i) ensure the protection of the architectural heritage as an essential

planning objective in assessing all planning applications

(ii) promote programmes for the restoration and maintenance of the

architectural heritage

(iii) make the conservation, promotion and enhancement of the of the

architectural heritage a major feature of cultural, environmental and

planning policies.

(iv) seek the maintenance and proper use of the older building stock in

general, in addtion to buildings specifically listed for preservation or

protection.

(v) foster, as being essential to the future of the architectural

heritage, the application and development of traditional skills and

materials.


APPROPRIATE NEW USES FOR OLD BUILDINGS ARTICLE 11.


The Corporation will seek the maintenance of the city's historic building

stock, while at the same time ensure its adaptation to the needs of

contemporary life. In cases where buildings become redundant, appropriate

new uses will be sought to secure their continued economic life.


ACCOMMODATION OF PUBLIC ACCESS . ARTICLE 12


While recognising the value of permitting public access to protected

properties, the Corporation will seek to ensure that the develoment of

tourist and visitor facilities does not injure the fabric, integrity,

character and setting of protected buildings


ADVANCEMENT OF OBJECTIVES THROUGH CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER BODIES. ARTICLES

13 and 14


The Corporation will work to achieve effective co-operation at all levels

with all relevant State, Regional and non Government Bodies, in

conservation, cultural, environmental and planning activities.


The Corporation recognises the contribution of An Taisce as a prescribed

body under the Planning Acts and of the Irish Georgian Society and Limerick

Civic Trust in furthering these objectives.


INFORMATION AND TRAINING. ARTICLES 15 and 16


The Corporation will develop public awareness of the value of conserving

the architectural heritage, both as an element of cultural identity and as

a source of inspiration and creativity for present and future generations.



The Corporation will support and promote training in the craft trades

necessary for the proper maintenance of the city's historic building stock

and in particular:

(i). Stone masonry and pointing.

(ii). Brick maintenance and pointing.

(iii) Sash window maintenance and repair and manufacture

(iv) Joinery maintenance and repair

(v) Ironwork and in particular railing maintenance and repair

(vi) External and internal lime plastering.

(v) Decorative plasterwork maintenance, cleaning and repair.


EUROPEAN CO-ORDINATION. ARTICLES 17 TO 21


The Corporation will enter into exchange programmes with other Eurpoean

cities for information benefit and to assist in the implementation of

appropriate policy structures to ensure compliance with European Treaties

obligations.


SPECIFIC PRESERVATION OBJECTIVES LIST A


The Corporation indicates the following development objectives for the

preservation of buildings of artistic, architectural or historic interest


LIST "A"


The Corporation declares the preservation of the following buildings and

structures as necessary to the core identity of the City. The demolition of

any buildings and structures on List "A" will be a Material Contravention

of the Development Plan. The preservation designation and planning control

objective contained in List "A" is deemed to include the interiors of all

buildings, unless the listing designation is specifically applied to the

facade or exterior only.


All external and internal material alteration to List A buildings and

structures will require Planning Permission. It is the specific objective

of the Corporation to protect all List "A" buildings from inappropriately

designed window replacement or other material alterations, and to take

enforcement action against such alterations where carried out without

permission.



KING JOHNS CASTLE

WALL OF EXCHANGE NICHOLAS STREET

ST. MARYS CATHEDRAL

BOURKES CASTLE ATHLUNKARD STREET

FANNINGS CASTLE OFF MARY STREET

REMAINS OF OLD CHURCH OFF NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD

VILLLIERS HOUSES CHURCH STREET, ST MARYS

THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE MERCHANTS QUAY

THE HUNT MUSEUM (FORMER CUSTOM HOUSE) RUTLAND STREET

REMAINS OF DOMINICAN CHAPEL FISH LANE

REMAINS OF OF DOMINICAN PRIORY BISHOP STREET

ST. JOHNS CATHEDRAL, AND CLERGY RESIDENCE

ST JOHNS CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD.

ST JOHNS GATE AND ASSOCIATED HOSPITAL BUILDING

ST JOHNS SQUARE ENTIRE

AT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI CHURCH , UPPER HENRY STREET

ART GALLERY PERY SQUARE

ST SAVIOURS CHURCH , DOMINIC STREET

FRANCISCAN CHURCH AND FRIARY RESIDENCE, HENRY STREET

BISHOPS HOUSE, CHURCH STREET

GERARD GRIFFIN MEMORIAL SCHOOL (FORMER COURTHOUSE) BRIDGE STREET

TERRACE OF STONE HOUSES CHURCH STREET

THE MILK MARKET, CARR STREET

ST MICHAELS CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD, MICHAEL STREET

ST. MUNCHINS CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD CHURCH STREET

MEDIEVAL HOUSE CURRY LANE

UNDERCROFTS AND CELLARS CIVIC OFFICES

EARL OF LIMERICK HOUSE HENRY STREET

BISHOP PERY HOUSE HENRY STREET

ST MICHAELS CHURCH PERY SQUARE

ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH O'CONNELL AVENUE

THE SAVINGS BANK GLENTWORTH STREET

FORMER TOWN HALL (COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS) RUTLAND STREET

FACADE OF FORMER TRINITY CHURCH CATHERINE STREET

THE ROSARY CHURCH ENNIS ROAD

ORIGINAL STONE BUILDING OF FORMER BARRINGTON'S HOSPITAL

ST . JOHNS TEMPERANCE HALL

TOLL HOUSE THOMOND BRIDGE

ST MARY S CHURCH,ATHLUNKARD ST

PAROCHIAL HOUSE ATTACHED TO ST MARYS CHURCH, ATHLUNKARD ST

LAX WIER CORBALLY

SHANNON ROWING CLUB SARSfieLD BRIDGE

SARSfieLD BRIDGE

THOMOND BRIDGE

LIMERICK JAIL, MAIN ENTRANCE AND RAILINGS

THE ROUND HOUSE

FORMER BOYD'S, 11 & 12 WILLIAM STREET

CONVENT AND CHAPEL O CONNELL AVENUE

FORMER MODEL SCHOOL O CONNELL AVENUE

MALLOW STREET 2 TO 28

MALLOW STREET LOWER 1 TO 14

HARTSTONGE STREET 1 TO 6, ST VINCENT DE PAUL HOUSE, FORMER LEAMY SCHOOL.

HARTSTONGE STREET LOWER, 7 TO 22

O'CONNELL AVENUE 1 TO 3, 6 AND 7

BARRINGTON STREET 6 TO 8, 12 TO 15, 2 TO 26

NEWENHAM STREET, 2 TO 7, 10 TO 12

CONVENT OF MERCY, BISHOP STREET

BANNATYNES WAREHOUSE, DOCK ROAD

HENRY STREET, FORMER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EXTERIOR.

STONE BUILDINGS, FORMER O MARA'S BACON FACTORY

TIPPERARY ROAD, BORU HOUSE, KATE O BRIEN CHILDHOOD HOME

THE CRESCENT, 1 TO 11 ( South Side) CRESCENT COLLEGE (EXCLUDING 1930S

CORNER BUILDING TO NEWENHAM STREET) JESUIT CHURCH, 15 TO 19.

CATHERINE PLACE 1 TO 8

O'CONNELL STREET. 64 TO 94

O'CONNELL STREET , CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PATRICK STREET 1 TO 9

BANK PLACE 1 TO 3

RAILWAY STATION, RAILINGS, MAIN ENTRANCE BLOCK AND SHED

RAILWAY HOTEL, BOHERBOUY



THE FOLLOWING STREETS WITH PRE 1850 BUILDINGS RETAINING ORIGINAL GEORGIAN

HOUSE ARRANGEMENT OF BASEMENT AREA, RAILINGS AND BRICK ELEVATIONS


CATHERINE STREET

CECIL STREET

HENRY STREET

THOMAS STREET.

PERY STREET


SPECIFIC PROTECTION OBJECTIVES LIST B


It is the general objective of the Corporation to secure the appropriate

maintenance and protection of the architectural character of the pre 1900

building stock, because of its contribution to the economic base, social

identity and character of the city, and the setting and surroundings of the

List "A" buildings.


All external material alteration to List "B" buildings and structures will

require Planning Permission. It is the specific objective of the

Corporation to protect all pre 1900 buildings from inappropriately designed

window replacement or other material alterations, and to take enforcement

action against such alterations where carried out without permission.


All pre 1900 buildings in the city will be spefically scheduled for

protection under List "B" where not already scheduled on List "A"


OBJECTS AND SITES LIST "A.F"


RETAIN AS PROPOSED.


VIEWS AND PROSPECTS


RETAIN AS PROPOSED


PRESERVATION OF TREES


RETAIN AS PROPOSED

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