Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit: Workshop Document
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The Community-Led Village Design Statement Toolkit was launched at the inaugural community-led VDS workshop, held in Kilkenny in October 2012. This document provides useful information on the background to the Toolkit for participants on the day.
The toolkit was prepared by the Heritage Council in partnership with Dublin City Council and Meath County Council; and in collaboration with the village communities of both Sandymount, Dublin and Julianstown, Co. Meath.
The toolkit sets out a step-by-step guide to undertaking a community-led VDS, using a collaborative and participative process. It has been developed in accordance with the UNECE Aarhus Convention and the European Landscape Convention.
While this toolkit deals specifically with community-led VDS, it is hoped that the information and guidance provided on relevant structures, processes, outputs and potential outcomes will enable and empower local communities throughout the island of Ireland to become involved in shaping their local environments.
This Strategic Plan will guide and direct the work of the Board and staff during 2012–2016. In particular, the Heritage Council realises the need to contribute to national recovery and to demonstrate how heritage can be a resource for social and economic development. A quality heritage supports employment, offers an outstanding educational resource, and supports heritage-based tourism.