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An Executive Agency of the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, formerly known as the Environment and Heritage Service, the NIEA is responsible for the protection, conservation and promotion of the natural and historic environment. Its aim is to create economic prosperity and wellbeing through environment and heritage excellence.
The Historic Environment Division is the section of the NIEA which is responsible for the conservation of the built heritage (monuments and buildings) in Northern Ireland.


The Historic Buildings Unit is the arm of the statutory body that :Produces and maintains 'the list'; advises the planning service on planning applications that affect listed buildings; provides professional advice on alterations and technical information on repairs; where appropriate provides grant aid for approved schemes; promotes awareness of historic buildings e.g. through organising European Heritage Days.


The Historic Monuments Unit records designates conserves and promotes historic monuments. It does this though maintaining databases on sites and monuments, advising on planning applications that affect these, monitoring and commissioning archaeological investigations, maintaining 194 Monuments in State Care, designating scheduled historic monuments, administering scheduled monument consent and developing management agreements. Promoting awareness of Northern Irelands archaeology through publications and events such as Archaeology Days.


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