PROPOSED AMENDED VERSION OF CHAPTER 7
OF LIMERICK CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
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
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
(iii) make the conservation, promotion and enhancement of the of the
architectural heritage a major feature of cultural, environmental and
(iv) seek the maintenance and proper use of the older building stock in
general, in addtion to buildings specifically listed for preservation or
(v) foster, as being essential to the future of the architectural
heritage, the application and development of traditional skills and
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
SPECIFIC PRESERVATION OBJECTIVES LIST A
The Corporation indicates the following development objectives for the
preservation of buildings of artistic, architectural or historic interest
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
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
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
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