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The 18th December 2019 marks the launch of the public consultation process on a new National Policy on Architecture.
The discussion document, Places for People: National Policy on Architecture prepared by the Department for this consultation process outlines the five key themes of the proposed new National Policy on Architecture:
The policy that emerges form this public consultation process will support high quality architecture which respect our cultural identity and past traditions of building settlement. It will support long-term planning strategies and will assist in addressing key issues including societal well-being, climate change and urban regeneration. It will provide tools to help creatively address challenges such as the need to deliver new homes and neighbourhoods for our growing population, together with the school, hospitals and workplaces and infrastructure to support the society we aspire to achieve. It will contain objectives and actions to support the objectives of Project Ireland 2040 and will support the targets set out in in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.