18.104.22.168 The Record of Protected Structures
The Record of Protected Structures
The Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) defines ‘Protected Structures’ as structures, or parts of structures, which form part of the architectural heritage and which are of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest.
The Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) requires each planning authority to compile and maintain a Record of Protected Structures (RPS). This record is a mechanism for the statutory protection of the architectural heritage and forms part of each planning authority’s development plan. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) survey may result in further revisions to the RPS.
The purpose of protection is to manage and control future changes to these structures so that they retain their significant historic character. Works which would materially affect the character of the protected structure require planning permission.