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Londonderry's Conservation Areas Revisited

Published on Thu, 10 Jun 2004
Environment Minister, Angela Smith MP, invited the public today to comment on the review of the Historic City and Clarendon Street Conservation Areas in Londonderry.
Angela Smith said: "These were two of the earliest Conservation Areas to be designated in Northern Ireland. They reflect the historic importance of the Walled City and the grandeur of the Georgian architecture in nearby Clarendon Street.
"These areas have shown how conservation can have a positive impact on regeneration while respecting the special qualities of the city’s unique heritage.
"More than 25 years has passed since the original designations and I believe it is time to provide the public with an opportunity to secure the future of the areas for the next generations.
"Because I recognise the importance of community support, I encourage everybody, particularly those with an interest in the conservation of the city, to have their say through the public consultation process which starts today."

Notes to Editors

  1. The Historic City Conservation Area was designated in February 1977.
  2. The Clarendon Street Conservation Area was designated in February 1978.
  3. The original guides accompanying the designations have been republished and are available free of charge from the Divisional Planning Office, Orchard House, Foyle Street, LONDONDERRY BT481JY. Tel (028) 71319900.
  4. The review of these Conservation Areas was announced on 10 June 2004 at the Institute of Historic Building Conservation Annual Conference in Londonderry.
  5. It will involve a public consultation exercise, which will end on 01 October 2004.
  6. Issues Papers have been prepared for each Conservation Area and are available from the Divisional office and can be accessed on this website.
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