Fingal County Council Heritage Property Strategy wins prestigious Irish Planning Institute award

February 9, 2018 0

Fingal County Council won the prestigious Economic Development Award at the Irish Planning Institute Annual Awards held at the Grand Hotel in Malahide on Thursday, February 8. The Council awarded for its recently adopted strategy for Fingal’s portfolio of heritage properties.

The strategic review of heritage properties which was completed in late 2016 was the result of an in depth financial and operational review of Fingal County Council’s heritage property portfolio in partnership with SLR consulting.

Welcoming the award and highlighting its significance, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid said: “I would like to congratulate Fingal County Council’s Heritage Properties team for the work they have done in the strategic review of Fingal’s heritage properties. The implementation of the outcomes of this review can greatly improve the tourism potential of the County and provide tangible economic benefit to the County as a whole.”

Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Mary McCamley said: “Fingal’s Heritage Properties hold a special and important place in the hearts of Fingal’s citizens and it is of great significance that this piece of work to improve and protect the properties into the future is recognised.”

Fingal County Council‘s Director of Economic Development, Ed Hearne said “Our new strategy will support the creation of up to 700 jobs, safeguard the important community value of the properties and will further improve our tourism performance. As we developed the strategy it became apparent that the scale, variety and value of the portfolio of historic properties here in Fingal mark us out from all other regions and our receipt of this award is recognition of this.”