Development Contributions Scheme 2021-2026 Notice

Monaghan County Council has prepared a draft Development Contributions Scheme for the period 2021-2026 which sets out development contribution charges proposed to be levied on planning permissions in respect of Traffic & Pedestrian Facilities and also Community, Recreation & Amenity Facilities. Submissions or observations in relation to the draft scheme may be made in writing to Monaghan County Council before 5pm on 1st July 2021 and will be taken into consideration before the making of the final scheme by the Elected Members of Monaghan County Council. The draft scheme can be viewed by clicking on the document link below.

DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS SCHEME 2021-2026

Historic Structures Fund 2021- Notification of the Reopening of Funding for Irish Language Shopfronts

Historic Structures Fund 2021

Notification of the Reopening of Funding for Irish Language Shopfronts

Further to the announcement of the Historic Structures Fund 2021 on the 30th April, the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Mr Malcolm Noonan, TD announced on the 14th May the reopening of applications to the Irish language shopfront stream of the Historic Structures Fund 2021. This stream is jointly funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

 

Overview

The Irish language shopfronts stream of the Historic Structures Fund offers grants of between €15,000 and €50,000. The maximum grant award is 80% of eligible costs. The focus of the Irish language shopfronts stream of the Historic Structures Fund is to incentivise the conservation of historic Irish language shop fronts. Owners of eligible structures are invited to make applications under Stream 1 for eligible essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic Irish language shop façades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard them and keep them in use. Local authorities can recommend one additional project for funding. The scheme will be administered by the Planning Section of Monaghan County Council.

 

Eligibility

The Historic Structures Fund provides capital funding for works to qualifying structures which include the following:

  • Protected Structures
  • Structures eligible for or proposed for inclusion in the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) but not yet formally approved for inclusion. Such structures must meet the criteria for inclusion in the RPS by the Local Authority, i.e. must be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical point of view
  • Structures or works within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances apply.

 

Eligible projects will be as follows:

  1. a) projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of historic structures
  2. b) projects proposed by a Local Authority for works to historic structures in public ownership, where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated
  3. c) projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit proposed directly to the Department by a State-funded organisation working in the heritage area

 

Note: Only one application will be considered per historic structure. Applicants cannot avail of funding under both the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme in the same year.

 

What funding is available?

€100,000 is available nationally for the conservation of historic Irish language shopfronts.

 

How to apply?

The Historic Structures Fund Circular HSF/2021 outlines full details of the terms, conditions and payment deadlines of the Irish language shopfront stream of the Historic Structures Fund 2021.

The Circular and relevant application form are available to download here:

Historic Structures Fund 2021 Circular (PDF)

Historic Structures Fund 2021 Appendix I Form A (Applicant) Irish Shopfronts (MS Word)

Department Of Housing, Local Government And Heritage Press Release Re Historic Structures Fund 2021 Irish Language Shopfronts (PDF)

 

Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception during opening hours from 9.15am – 5pm (lunch time closing 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.). During Covid-19 restrictions, please contact the offices to make an appointment to collect the documentation.

 

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Angela Gallagher, Acting  Administrative Officer, The Planning Department, No 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, H18 X982 or by email to builtheritage@monaghancoco.ie on or before 5pm on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

Historic Structures Fund 2021 Announcement

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage recently announced the allocations under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2021 for County Monaghan.

 

Monaghan County Council is pleased to announce that provisional funding under the grant aided scheme has been secured for the following structures:

 

Historic Structures Fund 2021
Name and Address of Structure Funding Awarded
Stream 1
Part of former Railway Station, North Road, Kilnacloy, Monaghan Town €18,000
The Arcade, St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan Town €16,500
Stream 2
St Macartan’s Cathedral, Latlurcan, Monaghan Town €160,000 phased over 2 years
Vernacular Stream
Drummond Cottage, Carrickmacross €10,000

 

Castleblayney Market House and Market Square Public Engagement Report

The Market House in Castleblayney is the most significant building in the town, its vacancy and dereliction for more than 20 years have left a marked impact on Castleblayney, in terms of public pride and perception of the town, the relationship between residents and Monaghan County Council and the deterioration and vacancy levels in the surrounding streets.

An in-depth public engagement programme has identified priorities for a redeveloped Market House. A redeveloped Market House and a redesigned Market Square presents a unique and exciting opportunity to consolidate and support the town centre of Castleblayney, to be a catalyst for economic and social life in the town, and a worthy source of pride for Castleblayney residents.

The Vision presented in the report for a regenerated Market House and Market Square is one to sustain the building’s significance for centuries to come.

This report will be used in the appointment of a full design team to develop the proposals to detailed design stage in order to apply for development consent and in applications for funding to ensure successful delivery of this project.

A redeveloped Market House and Market Square will be a transformative project in Castleblayney, it will bring employment, social and civic spaces back into the heart of the town, and will have impact far beyond the footprint of the building.

Castleblayney Market House Engagement – Report (PDF)

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 Allocations

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has recently announced the allocations under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2021 for County Monaghan.

Monaghan County Council is pleased to announce that provisional funding under the grant aided scheme has been secured for the following structures:

 

Name and Address of Structure Funding Awarded
Creighton Hotel, Clones €15,000.00
Crystal Brook, Shantonagh, Ballybay €12,500.00
Anderson’s Pub, Drum €12,500.00
Johnston and Madden Memorial Hall, Monaghan Town €9,100.00
St Louis Convent, Monaghan Town €10,900.00
St Colemans’s Church, Clontibret €12,000.00

 

Withdrawal of Development Consent Application for Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

On the 6 of July 2018, the Planning Inspectorate UK in accordance with the provisions of the 1991 United Nations Convention Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the Espoo Convention), notified the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage of a development consent application by Horizon Nuclear Power for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station, in Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom. The letter invited Ireland to participate in a transboundary environmental impact assessment consultation.

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage subsequently informed all the relevant local authorities who facilitated a public consultation during the period between November 2018 and February 2019. The local authorities advertised the public consultation on their websites and in local newspapers. The consultation process closed on 15 February 2019.

On 27 January 2021, the Planning Inspectorate UK, provided an update to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, to the effect that the application made by Horizon Nuclear Power for the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station has been withdrawn.

Further details on the withdrawal of the application and all other related documents can be found on the Planning Inspectorate UK website: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/wales/wylfa-newydd-nuclear-power-station/

Strategic Infrastructure Development Section 182A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)- Drumlins Park Wind Farm Substation SID Application

Strategic Infrastructure Development Section 182A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

DRUMLINS PARK WIND FARM SUBSTATION SID APPLICATION

Drumlins Park Wind Limited has applied to An Bord Pleanála for planning permission for the construction of a110kV substation and associated site development works in the townlands of Drumanan and Cornawall, County Monaghan.

​Following consultations pursuant to Section 182E of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended), An Bord Pleanála determined that the proposed development is Strategic Infrastructure Development within the meaning of Section 182A of the Act which necessitates a planning application being made directly to An Bord Pleanála.

​It is a requirement of the Board that the applicant create a specific website to include all of the application documentation.

All of the project information is available at the following:-

https://www.drumlinsparkwindfarmsubstationsid.ie/

A hard copy of the documentation is also available for viewing, strictly by appointment during Covid 19, Level 5 restrictions, at Monaghan County Council’s Planning Offices, 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan, Telephone 047-30532.

Deadline for submissions or observations  made directly to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 was 5.30pm on 5 March 2021

Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Infrastructure Development Section of An Bord Pleanála (Tel 01-8588100, Application Ref 309199)

Submissions Strategic Infrastructure Development (PDF)

Decision Of An Bord Pleanala (PDF)

Amendments To ABP 309119 21

21. Submissions to Strategic Infrastructure Development Applications

ABP letter and documents 14th Nov 2022-compressed

Notice: Proposed Deletion from RPS

Proposed Deletion from RPS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 55 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Monaghan County Council proposes to make a deletion from the Record of Protected Structures for County Monaghan (Deletion No. 2). The proposed deletion relates to the following structure:

• No. 10 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town – Birthplace of Charles Gavan Duffy (RPS Reference 41001071)

For details see: https://monaghan.ie/planning/proposed-deletion-from-rps/

Historic Structures Fund 2021- Notification of Additional Funding For Irish Language Shopfronts

Historic Structures Fund 2021- Notification of Additional Funding For Irish Language Shopfronts

Further to the announcement of the Historic Structures Fund 2021 on the 18th of November , the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Mr Malcolm Noonan, TD announced  on the 27th of November 2020 the  addition of a new stream to the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2021. Additional funding is being provided for the conservation of historic Irish-language shopfronts. This stream is jointly-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The owners of structures with Irish Language shopfronts are  invited to make application under Stream 1 for essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic Irish-language shop facades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard them and keep them in use. Local authorities can recommend an additional project for funding in addition to the application already permitted under this stream for other historic shopfronts.

Overview

 The Pilot Streams for Historic Irish Language Shopfronts offers grants between €15,000 and €50,000. The maximum grant award is 80% of projects costs. The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.  It aims to enable conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act. It will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

 

Eligibility

In respect of projects categorised under Streams 1 /Pilot Stream for Historic Irish Language Shopfronts.The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances apply.

 

Eligible projects will be as follows:

 

a) projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of historic structures

 

b) projects proposed by a Local Authority for works to historic structures in public ownership, where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated

 

c) projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit proposed directly to the Department by a State-funded organisation working in the heritage area

 

Note: Only one application will be considered per applicant. Applicants cannot also avail of funding under the main Historic Structures Fund 2021 or under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021.

 

What funding is available?

€100,000 is available nationally  for the Conservation of  Historic Irish Language Shopfronts.

 

How to apply?

The HSF 2021 Circular outlines full details of the terms and conditions of the various funding streams. The Circular and application form are available to download at www.monaghan.ie

 

Hard copies are also available at the Planning Reception.

 

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Angela Gallagher, Acting  Administrative Officer, The Planning Department, No 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, H18 X982 or email to planning@monaghancoco.ie  on or before 5pm on Wednesday the 24th of February 2021.

Announcement of Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Schemes for 2021

Announcement of Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Schemes for 2021

Monaghan County Council is inviting applications for the Historic Structures Fund 2021 and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021.

 

Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, the deadline for receipt of Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund grant applications has been extended to 5pm on Wednesday the 24th of February 2021.

 

Applicants can submit completed applications by post to;

 

The Planning Department

 No 1 Dublin Street,

Monaghan  

H18 X982

 

Or by email to builtheritage@monaghancoco.ie

 

 

Historic Structures Fund 2021

Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF).

 

Overview

The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.  It aims to enable conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act. It will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

 

The principal change for 2021 is the introduction of two pilot streams:

Vernacular Structures: This stream will fund what can be termed ‘informal’ traditional buildings, which are a significant part of our intangible cultural heritage

Historic Shopfronts: This stream is introduced to incentivise the conservation of historic shopfronts and will fund small capital works to their facades, windows, signage and other associated details

 

 

Eligibility

In respect of projects categorised under Streams 1, 2, Pilot Stream for Historic Shopfronts and Partnership Projects/ The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas

or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances apply.

 

Eligible projects will be as follows:

a) projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of historic structures

b) projects proposed by a Local Authority for works to historic structures in public ownership, where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated

c) projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit proposed directly to the Department by a State-funded organisation working in the heritage area.

 

 

Pilot Stream for Vernacular Structures

A new pilot funding scheme has been introduced in 2021 for Vernacular structures. These  are the buildings and other built features of what can be termed the ‘informal’ or vernacular landscape. Vernacular builders worked within traditional systems using techniques passed down within the family and local community. Thus, the vernacular is a significant part of our cultural heritage.

 

 

In respect of the Pilot Stream for Historic Vernacular Structures. Applications can be accepted from the following :

a) Owners of vernacular structures that are not listed in a Record of Protected Structures

b) Owners of vernacular structures within an Architectural Conservation Area, but not otherwise subject to statutory protection.

 

Eligible projects will be as follows:

a) Projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of vernacular structures

b) Projects proposed by local authorities for works to vernacular structures in public ownership where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated

 

 

What funding is available?

 

Stream 1 (Grants between €15,000 up to €50,000) for essential repairs and smaller capital works. Maximum grant award 80% of eligible costs

 

Stream 2 (Grants between €50,000 up to €200,000) for larger enhancement, refurbishment or reuse projects. Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award- 50% . In exceptional circumstances a higher percentage may be sought, subject to a max of 80%.

 

Pilot Streams  for Vernacular Structures (Grants between €5,000-€10,000)Essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of vernacular structures to safeguard the structure and keep it in use. Maximum grant award 80% of project costs.

 

Pilot Streams for Shopfronts-(Grants between €15,000 and €50,000) Essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic shop facades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard them and keep them in use. Maximum grant award 80% of projects costs.

 

Projects in Partnership- Works to care for historic structures and buildings in public ownership and improve recreational infrastructure and public access to these heritage assets – funds determined on a case by case basis

 

How to apply?

The HSF 2021 Circular  outlines full details of the terms and conditions of the funding streams. The Circular and application form are available to download at www.monaghan.ie

 

Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.

 

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Angela Gallagher, Acting Administrative Officer, The Planning Department , No 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, H18 X982 on or before 5pm on Wednesday the 24th of February 2021..

Historic Structures Fund 2021 Circular (PDF)

Historic Structures Fund 2021 Appendix I Form A (Application Form) (MS Word)

 

Historic Structures Fund 2021- Notification of Additional Funding For Irish Language Shopfronts

 

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021

Monaghan County Council is now inviting applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS).

 

Overview

The BHIS seeks to encourage the investment of private capital in a number of small scale, labour intensive projects to repair and conserve historic structures and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons. The scheme is designed to assist the owners and/or occupiers of structures/properties that are protected under the Planning and Development Act.  It will be administered by Monaghan County Council’s Planning Section.

 

Eligibility?

The categories of structures/properties eligible for funding under this scheme are:

  • Protected Structures
  • Proposed Protected Structures
  • Structures/properties in Architectural Conservation Areas or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances are deemed by the Department to apply.

 

What funding is available?

The minimum funding award under this scheme will be €2,500, up to a maximum of €15,000.

Successful applicants will be required to, at a minimum, match their funding award.

 

How to apply?

The BHIS 2021 Circular, application form and associated documents are available to download below. Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception.

 

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Angela Gallagher , Acting Administrative Officer, Planning Section, No 1 Dublin Street ,H18 X982 before 5pm on Wednesday the 24th of February 2021.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 Circular (PDF)

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2021 Appendix I Application Form A (MS Word)  

If you have any queries in relation to the operation of both scheme please contact Darina Kierans , Executive Planner 047 30532 (Planning Reception).