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PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
Historic Parks, Gardens and Demesnes

The Importance of Historic Parks, Gardens and Demesnes

5.1 Information on parks, gardens and demesnes of special historic interest in Northern Ireland is currently being prepared by the Department for inclusion in a register (see para 2.13). This will highlight the contribution which these planned landscapes make to the appearance of our modern surroundings and their significance as a source of information about the past. It will also seek to encourage owners to value, manage and maintain these sites. While no additional statutory controls will follow on from inclusion of a site in the register, the effect of proposed development on a park, garden or demesne or its setting included in the register is a material consideration in the determination of planning and/or listed building consent applications and appeals.
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