Planning
Geological heritage and the planning system.
Quarrying Guidelines
The Geological Survey of Ireland has long enjoyed a mutually-beneficial relationship with the quarrying industry. Many operators have an appreciation of the rocks that they work with, and consequently an empathy with geological heritage values and aims. These collaborative guidelines from the Irish ...
Geology in Local Authority Planning
Geology is now recognised as an intrinsic component of natural heritage in three separate pieces of legislation or regulations, which empower and require various branches of Government, and statutory agencies, to consult and take due regard for conservation of geological heritage features: Planni...
County Development Plans
The following points are suggested by the Irish Geological Heritage Programme of the Geological Survey of Ireland, as appropriate ways in which to address the need to protect geological heritage in any one of Ireland’s counties:- As a minimum, the Geological Survey of Ireland would like the Loca...
County Heritage Plans
The GSI may be able to provide some input directly from the Irish Geological Heritage Programme and from other Programme areas, but it is severely constrained by resource limitations. Therefore, as in the case of Groundwater Protection Schemes or Minerals Potential Mapping projects already being ...