Finally, our new website has been realised (almost). We won’t migrate the blog fully until we’re satisfied that all the small, inevitable, glitches are repaired – comment counts aren’t working, moving between pages is slow for some reason, all that sort of niggly stuff – so we’re still blogging here for a little while longer.
One of the main new features is the Resource Centre, the aim of which is to build an open-source, membership based, comprehensive tool and source of relevant information to anyone undertaking a range of activities or projects on the Island or off the shore of Ireland.
The Centre will address the areas of planning, cultural heritage, coastal and marine issues, the natural environment and biodiversity and related issues. Stage 1 involves growing and developing the resource and we are calling for submissions from our readership.
Specifically the resource will provide links and collate lists, catalogues and text-based narratives describing where and how to find and view resources relating to natural and culturally designated areas, Planning Legislation and Policy, Development Plans and strategies, European Directives, relevant publications and journals, links to other related projects and links to other related web sites.
To get it started we’ve added a few of our earlier blog posts which we think could be useful jumping-off points. We’ll add more over time. First up, next week we’ll update with an introduction to planning in Ireland. We welcome comments on the website, but don’t be too harsh – it’s still a work in progress.