Ballina retains a character very typical of the larger traditional Irish market town and possesses many mid 19th century vernacular structures, mews buildings, mills and buildings of note which make a positive contribution to the townscape.  Under the current Town and Environs Plan Pearse Street is a conservation zone and the town has 47 Protected Structures.

Questions to Consider:

Q. How can the landscape, and built heritage of Ballina be suitably protected while accommodating the development needs of the town?

Q. How can the LAP encourage the reuse and regeneration of protected structures and older vacant structures located in the town centre area?