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Strategic Objectives 1. To protect and conserve the historic landscape character of The Phoenix Park. 2.

To protect the historic setting and conserve the archaeological and architectural heritage of The Phoenix Park. 3. To conserve The Phoenix Parks natural plant and animal species along with their habitats while improving biodiversity. 4. To preserve the peace and tranquillity of The Phoenix Park. 5. To seek appropriate international and national designation status and to establish and enforce appropriate legislative controls. 6. To facilitate an appropriate mix of recreational use and public appreciation that maximises visitor enjoyment and protects the landscape and infrastructure of The Phoenix Park. 7. To manage the levels of traffic within The Phoenix Park and reduce through traffic. 8. To facilitate public access and sustainable use of The Phoenix Parks resources.

9. To respect the established patterns of recreational use in The Phoenix Park. 10. To promote an increased understanding and acceptance of the landscape, architectural, cultural, archaeological and biodiversity importance of The Phoenix Park, its extent and significance. 11. To facilitate the use of The Phoenix Park as an educational and research resource and to promote appropriate interpretation. 12. To liaise and consult with interested and relevant parties and organizations in the achievement of the above objectives 13. To secure the necessary resources to implement the policies and actions of this Conservation Management Plan.

Main objectives of the Master Plan are as follows:

Character/ Uniqueness/ Originality - A place with its own identity Designers should consider the sites physical form, character and location

Livability/ Quality of Life - A place with attractive and successful outdoor areas.

The master plan should promote public spaces and routes that are attractive,safe and work effectively for all in society, including disabled and elderly people.

Attainability/ Availability/ Accessibility/ Ease of movement - A place that is easy to get to and move through The master plan should promote accessibility and local permeability by making places that connect with each other and are easy to move through. Designers should create a well-designed structure that has a network of connected spaces and routes, for pedestrians and vehicles. Designers should integrate public transportation means and provide for seamless movement between all modes of travel.

Legibility - A place that has a clear image and is easy to understand Adaptability - A place that can change easily Designers should create simple, robust forms that are not tightly designed to a very particular use, but allow for the greatest variety of possible future uses to be accommodated. Designers should create places that are capable of being used for a range of activities.

Flexibility - A place that can suit changing needs and preferences

Designers should create flexible layouts Designers should allow for a range of users to enjoy the same space at different times and also for the space to evolve, mature and adapt over time to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the community it serves.

Diversity - A place with variety and choice Designers should create a mix of uses that will help to attract people to live, work and recreate in the same area. Designers should try to create the right mix of development.

Sustainability - A place that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Designers should return ecological values to the environment Designers should create built environments which are livable, healthy, maintainable and productive. Designers should ensure the best fit of the built environment to the natural environment