The Church Lane Heritage Regeneration project Letterkenny has been shortlisted for the Irish Planning Awards 2019/2020.
The innovative town centre project has been nominated for a ‘participation and engagement’ award from the Irish Planning Institute.
The Church Lane in Letterkenny has gained a brand new look in recent years as conservation works took place to seven historic properties under the Historic Towns Initiative.
The ‘participation and engagement’ category of the Irish Planning Awards recognises plans, studies, strategies and projects which demonstrate how public participation has been effective in changing outcomes. It can include measures to increase engagement and awareness of planning or innovative public consultation. Five projects are in the running for prizes in this category.
The Irish Planning Institute seeks, through the Irish Planning Awards, to highlight innovation and excellence in Irish planning. The Awards acknowledge a diverse range of projects and plans nationally taking place at a local, county and regional level in complex and dynamic environments. There has been a significant increase in the quantity and quality of projects submitted for consideration. In total, the Panel of Judges have shortlisted 34 projects across 7 categories from a total entry of 56 projects.
The theme of the awards is ‘Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Irish Planning’ and the awards will be presented on the 27th February 2020 in Dublin.