To conserve the distinctive character of Foxrock and seek to influence planning to protect its heritage
In 2007, Foxrock was designated as an Architectural Conservation Area. Whilst the original framework was highly conceptual, it contains many constructive and well researched proposals which it is intended to revisit e.g. improvement of public spaces, parking, traffic calming etc.
The first step was to revitalise the green area in the village with new landscaping and two seating areas. A commemorative plaque in honour of Samuel Beckett, Foxrock’s most famous resident, was unveiled on April 13th 2014 by his niece, Caroline Murphy.
While residential development and planning activity has declined significantly in recent years, the role of monitoring and influencing planning is still considered important in the future and will continue. The Area Conservation committee of FACE will seek to articulate the community views on planning for major residential developments which would adversely affect the character of Foxrock. The policy is not go get involved in the typical domestic planning situation for which the existing planning process is deemed adequate.