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Draft Landscape Character Assessment of County Donegal Notice of public consultation


Donegal County Council has prepared a draft Landscape Character Assessment which includes a Seascape Character Assessment and a Settlement Character Assessment that were carried out as parallel processes integral to the Landscape Character Assessment.


The purpose of the Landscape Character Assessment is to classify and describe the landscape to provide an evidence base of the landscape’s components to assist in consistent decision making to achieve a balance between the protection, management and planning of the landscape in line with the National Landscape Strategy for Ireland 2015-2025. 


Donegal County Council wish to invite views and comments in respect of the Draft Landscape Character Assessment of County Donegal, which includes a Draft Seascape Character Assessment and a Draft Settlement Character Assessment during a 6 week period from Monday 22nd June 2015 to Friday 7th August (both dates inclusive).


The Draft Documents can be viewed via the links to either the PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS or DIGITAL INTERACTIVE MAPPING below:









Views and comments can be made to the LCA project team by the following methods:

1)   Email:      

2)   Post:                  Landscape Character Assessment Team, Central Planning Unit, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford.


All submissions should include the name and address of the person making the views/comments.  In the interests of transparency, all written submissions may be made publically available, including on the website of Donegal County Council.


Please note that the published documents are also available to view in hard copy during normal office hours, Monday to Thursday (9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 5.00pm) and Friday (9am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4.30pm) from 22nd June 2015 to 7th August 2015 (both dates inclusive) at the following Council offices:


•   The Planning Office, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford.

•   Letterkenny Public Services Centre, Neil T. Blaney Road, Letterkenny.

•   Milford Public Services Centre, Main St., Milford.

•   Dungloe Public Services Centre, Gweedore Road, Dungloe.

•   Carndonagh Public Services Centre, Malin Road, Carndonagh.

•   Donegal Public Services Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town.


For more information check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Landscape Character Assessment 




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