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The Planning Office has decided to introduce a number of Planning Clinics for the year 2017. These clinics will be based in the Public Service Centres* and will operate with a view to improving public access to planning advice and customer service generally.


Please note that Sinead McClafferty will not be in attendance at the Glenties clinics until further notice, details of her replacement will be posted here once an appointment is made

 Gerard Kellett will not be available at the July Clinic


The Clinics will be held on the following dates:


First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Final Quarter





8th February

5th April

26th July

4th October

22nd February

19th April

9th August

18th October

8th March

3rd May

23rd August

1st November

22nd March

17th May

6th September

29th November


31st May

20th September

13th December


28th June




The clinics will operate as follows:


09:30am – 12:30pm   The Planner will be available for public drop-in. It is intended that this facility will cater for non-case specific public queries and will operate primarily as an information service.


13:00pm – 16:00pm   The Planner will be available on an appointment basis only. This facility will be available for the public, agents and/or Members as appropriate and will work on a prior appointment basis only.


 The Municipal District Planners are:


Donegal MD

Glenties MD

Inishowen MD

L’Kenny MD

Stranorlar MD

Gerrard Kellett


Ruth Diver

Martin McDermot

Simon Harron


  • The Stranorlar MD Clinics will be held in The Planning Office, County House, Lifford


 Revised Telephone Arrangements for Planners from 8th May 2017

A single planner only will be available on the phones each day between the hours of 09:00am to 5:00pm in accordance with the following schedule:  











Simon Harron



Gerard Kellet




Ruth Diver



Martin McDermott




  1. On each day a Planner will take all calls, including those for themselves, other planners and general queries. Were a planner cannot deal with a specific case relating to the work of another planner, the call will still be taken and the member of public advised as possible and/or  informed of the relevant planner availability. 

  2. These arrangements do not affect members and there are no restrictions proposed in this regard. 

  3. From Monday 8th May there is no resource in place as matters stand for the Glenties MD, however engagement is in progress with management to address this issue and further notice will issue in this regard as soon as possible. In the interim all calls should be directed to the planners as set out in the above schedule. 

  4. These arrangements are temporary pending the redress of the resource issue and there will therefore be a return to normal service arrangements as soon as proves possible. Staff are aware of the likely inconvenience of these arrangements and have sought to minimise same by ensuring that a service is available daily (other than site/clinic day) from 9-5pm/4:30pm as set out. Planning clinics are unaffected and will continue apart from Glenties MD which are suspended until further notice. 

  5. On the occasion of a Bank Holiday Monday, Simon Harron will take calls on the following working day (Tuesday) in addition to Gerard Kellet.




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