Pre-draft Consultation on a new Heritage and Biodiversity Plan

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Currently there are individual Heritage and Biodiversity Plans. The Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020 is due to be updated and the Westmeath Heritage Plan 2018-2023 is nearing the end of its term. Consultation on the preparation of the new combined Heritage and Biodiversity Plan for County Westmeath presents an opportunity to assess priorities for the next five years.

 

Pre-draft Consultation on a new Heritage and Biodiversity Plan is open until Fri 8th July.

During this time there will be a number of public  engagement meetings as follows:

 

Public information and consultation sessions:

 

Moate Library 2nd June 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mullingar Library – Tues 7th June 6pm-7:30pm

Athlone Library Tues 21st June 6pm-7:30pm

 

Zoom meetings:

 

Wed 15th June 7-8pm

Mon 20th June 7-8pm

 

Email heritage@westmeathcoco.ie. for the meeting links – indicating which meeting you wish to attend.

 

Written submissions are invited via the portal: https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en/consultation/preparation-combined-heritage-and-biodiversity-plan-westmeath-2023-2027

 

Or may be posted to the Heritage Office, Westmeath County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. N91 FH4N

 

For further details on the process email: heritage@westmeathcoco.ie