HERITAGE projects in Co Louth including the Village Design Statement for Omeath are set to benefit from funding under the Heritage Council Grant Scheme for 2012.
Other projects which will receive a funding boost are the biodiversity enhancement plans for Louth Tidy Towns groups, Louth Wetland Survey - Phase 2, Little Tern Conservation Project Baltray, and the Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference 2012.
The Village Design Statement for Omeath aims to work with the local community in Omeath to produce a Village Design Statement for the village.
Omeath currently sits along the road, with gaps in the building line within the centre. The project aims to conserve and consolidate it around the village core between the two cross-roads.
The Biodiversity enhancement plans for Louth Tidy Towns Groups project aims to produce low-level biodiversity surveys of four ‘Tidy Towns’ settlements and site-specific plans for the enhancement of biodiversity on selected sites within these.
The Louth Wetland Survey - Phase 2 - aims to provide the council with a comprehensive database on the probable location of wetlands (based on soil/sub-soil type and assessment of aerial photography) and to survey up to 40 such sites and add them to the Louth Wetland database created in 2011.
The Little Tern Conservation Project, Baltray aims to protect nesting little Terns allowing them to successfully breed. They nest on the beach, leaving their eggs and chicks vulnerable.