Lotts Architecture authored a series of 11 character appraisals of Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) in Co. Meath, which were published by Meath County Council in 2008 and 2009. The architectural ensembles covered in the series include two market towns, Athboy and Oldcastle, one industrial heritage site, Slane Mill, one landscape demesne, Headfort House, alongside seven rural villages of varying type and origin, Slane, Julianstown, Moynalty, Longwood, Kilmessan, Dunboyne and Summerhill.
Each publication provides detailed information intended for residents, property owners, developers and planners on the special character of the subject ACA, including its historical development and heritage significance, and provides guidance on the planning implications of ACA designation for the future development of the ACA, showing how built fabric and landscape features should be treated in order to preserve the heritage interest of the whole. The character appraisals were written in collaboration with architectural historians Livia Hurley and Michael O’Neill.
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