Records of Protected Structures (RPS) in Wexford
Please click on the link below for complete listings of the RPS in County Wexford.
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH)
The NIAH, a unit of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has completed the survey for County Wexford and descriptions and appraisals of over 2000 structures can be viewed on the NIAH website.
Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Protected Structures:
What is a protected structure?
A protected structure is a structure that a planning authority considers to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social, or technical point of view. Every planning authority is obliged to have a Record of Protected Structures (RPS) that includes all structures of special interest in its functional area and into which details of protected structures are entered. The RPS forms part of the Development Plan.
What obligations fall on owners and occupiers to ensure the protection of a protected structure?
Each owner and occupier must ensure that neither a protected structure, nor any element of a protected structure that contributes to its special interest, is endangered through harm, decay or damage, whether over a short or long period, through neglect, through direct or indirect means. This duty is the same for owners and occupiers of proposed protected structures. In general, if a structure is maintained in a habitable condition and routine maintenance carried out (e.g. cleaning out gutters, repair of slipped slates), then it should not become endangered.
The protection applies to all parts of the structure that contribute to its character and special interest, including its interior, surrounding land or 'curtilage', and any other structures on that land, and their interiors, and all fixtures and features of these structures.
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