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Stranorlar Multi-Use Sports Facility Improvement Project

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Stranorlar Multi-Use Sports Facility Improvement Project


Notice is hereby given by Donegal County Council (“the Council”) that


  1. It intends to carry out the development detailed below (“the proposed development”


  2. The location of the proposed development is at Millbrae, Stranorlar in the County of Donegal - partly on lands that are within the existing Finn Valley complex and partly on adjoining lands. The overall development site is shown edged red on drawing no.11062/2000 (“the map”).


  3. The nature of the proposed development consists of the upgrading of and extension to an existing grass playing pitch to develop a Synthetic Multi Sport All Weather Pitch and associated works including floodlighting, site and pitch fencing, ball stop netting, site drainage, landscaping, the forming of a flood-protection berm and provision of a perimeter grass walking/running track on top of the berm. The proposal will involve the relocation of an existing discus throw cage, relocation of an existing underground 10kV cable and connection to an existing on site ESB substation. Vehicular access and site services for the proposed works will be from the existing Finn Valley Leisure Centre access and site services.


  4. The Council proposes to seek the approval of the Board for the proposed development.


  5. A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.


  6. The Board may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.


  7. A copy of the Natura Impact Statement and the map and further plans and particulars of  the proposed development as contained in the documents listed in the Schedule below (“the Plans and Particulars”) will be available for inspection free of charge from  Monday the 14th of March 2022 to Tuesday, the 10th of May 2022 (inclusive of both dates but excluding public holidays)  during normal office hours, Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 12.45pm and 1.15pm to 5.00pm and on Fridays from 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.30pm) 

           at the offices of the Council at:  


           (a)  The Base Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal,


          (b)  County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93Y622




          (c)   At the offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01

                 V902, between the hours of 9:15am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday (Excluding

                 Bank Holidays)


         In addition, those documents will be available to view on the Council’s website at


      8.  The Natura Impact Statement and the Plans and Particulars will be available for

           purchase at  a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy from

           the Council offices specified at paragraph 7.


      9.  Submissions and/or observations may be made in writing to the Board at its

           offices at 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902, so as to be received

           not later than 5:30pm on Tuesday the 10th  May 2022, relating to:


           i.       the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and

                    sustainable development in the area concerned,


           ii.       the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development, and


           iii.       the likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European



             if the proposed development is carried out  


    10.    A person may question the validity of the decision by the Board on this

            application by way of an application for judicial review under Order 84

            of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986) in accordance

            with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, (as amended).


    11.   Practical information on the review mechanism can be accessed under the

            heading Publications – Judicial Review Notice on the Board’s website

   or on the Citizens Information website  www.citizensinformation.


Stranorlar Multi-Use Sports Facility Improvement Project Natura Impact Statement




(i)    Book of Drawings (Drawings 11062 to 11062-2018)

(ii)    Prelim Examination & Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") Screening Report

(iii)   Ecological Impact Assessment Report ( EcIA)

(iv)   Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

(v)    Planning Engineering and Environmental Consideration Report

(vi)   Flood Risk Assessment


Dated this 10th of March 2022


Liam Ward

Director of Community Development and Planning Services

Donegal County Council



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This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme,

managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB)