29/06/11

29.06.11 Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Management Plan deadline for receipt of submissions extended – Deenihan

Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht has today (Wednesday 29th June, 2011) extended the deadline for receipt of submissions to be considered by the Steering Committee established to oversee the drafting of a new Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Management Plan. Representatives on the Committee include the Group Representing Local Interests. The deadline for the receipt of submissions is now 5 pm on Friday 30 September 2011.

Minister Deenihan said: “I have decided to extend the original deadline in response to requests made at the recently held public meeting in the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. I understand and appreciate the many concerns that people locally may have and I see it as appropriate to allow additional time in order to provide the maximum opportunity for people to have their say.”

The Department would like to emphasise that no specific format is required for submissions. A consultation paper and a draft framework document for the management plan are available to guide those who intend to make submissions. Submissions may cover issues relating to the management of the World Heritage Site, such as, statutory protection of the site including that provided under planning legislation, access to Brú na Bóinne, and tourism.

Copies of the consultation paper and the draft framework document for the plan can be found on the World Heritage Ireland website www.worldheritageireland.ie or may be obtained by contacting Mr Ray Connell, Built Heritage and Architectural Policy Section, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Newtown Road, Wexford or telephone (053) 9117388.

Submissions must be made in writing and marked ‘Draft new Brú na Bóinne WHS Management Plan’ and addressed to: Mr Ray Connell at the above address. Submissions can also be made by e-mail to the following address: worldheritageireland@environ.ie.

The closing date for receipt of submissions has been extended until 5pm on Friday 30 September 2011.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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