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Letterkenny  -  Planning for growth


Take part in planning for the growth of Letterkenny


Donegal County Council intends to prepare a Draft Plan in respect of Letterkenny under the provisions for Local Area Plans contained in section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).


The ambition within which the Plan for Letterkenny is being prepared is that the town will grow its population to +35,000 people and it will offer all the ingredients of a future city including employment, housing choice, high quality of life, a vibrant town centre, community and social amenities and positive public and civic space.


This project is a County wide and regionally significant piece of work. It is reinforced by the identification of Letterkenny as a regional centre in the Government’s National Planning Framework and it will recognise the strategic role of Letterkenny as part of the North West City Region.


The Plan will contain a suite of policies and objectives supported by land use zoning that will guide the development of Letterkenny. It will also identify and prioritise the essential infrastructure and investment needed to support the planned growth.


Your participation is essential in order to co-produce this project to plan for the growth of Letterkenny.


Take part in a number of ways during the period

21st May 2018 to 29th June 2018

as follows:


  •  Taking two minutes to fill out online survey 



  • Make a submission:

               -  By emailing or;

               -  By post to Donegal County Council, Central Planning Unit, County House,                      Lifford or;

               -  Map your comments @


  • Drop in to talk to a member of staff about the project on Thursday 24th May 2018 (anytime between 2pm-8pm) in the Council Chamber, Letterkenny Public Service Centre.


  • Register your interest in a number of business and community events as follows:


Business event in partnership with Letterkenny Chamber


(Introductory workshop addressing the broad issues across the entire plan area)


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 6pm

(Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny)

Register your interest by emailing


Business event in partnership with Letterkenny Chamber


(Town centre focussed)

Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 6pm

(Radisson Blue Hotel, Letterkenny)

Register your interest by emailing


Community, social and cultural sector

Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 7pm

(Radisson Blue Hotel, Letterkenny)

Register your interest by emailing




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For further information and intersting facts, click here.


Note: This consultation and participation process represents the first step in the process to prepare a Plan under the provisions of section 20 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). It is an essential step in the co-production of this plan. It will assist to identify the issues and opportunities to be addressed in a draft land use plan for Letterkenny. The outputs of this step will be compiled into report format and will inform the next step to prepare a draft plan.

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