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Public Consultation Carrigart to Downings Footpath/Cycleway


It is proposed to construct a combined footpath and cycleway adjacent to the R248 on the Carrigart to Downings regional road. This is planned to extend along the western margin of the R248, from its beginning near Carrigart to its junction with a minor road close to the Rosepenna Hotel and Golf Resort in Downings. This represents a total distance of approximately 2.6Km. For much of its length, the combined footpath/cycleway is proposed to be 3m in width and will occupy the existing roadside verge. At the southern end of the site, the verge is replaced by a strip of hardstand and in this location it is proposed to create a shared pathway which is approximately 2m in width so as to fit within this area. The works will involve traffic management, excavation, kerb laying, concrete works, backfilling and any associated accommodation works.

A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development. An Bord Pleanála may give approval to the application for development with or without conditions or may refuse the application for development.


The Natura Impact Statement documents can be downloaded below:

NIS Public Consultation Document - R248 Carrigart to Downings

Carrigart to Downings Cyclepath NIS

Carrigart to Downings Drawings



The Natura Impact Statement can also be inspected free of charge or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the front desk of
Milford PSC, Main Street, Milford
or at the front desk of
Letterkenny PSC, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny.


The Natura Impact Statement may be inspected between the hours of 9:00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday 26th February 2019 to Friday 12th April 2019.


Submission and observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with:
(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,
(III) The likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site, if carried out,
can be made free of charge to the board at
An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
before 4:30pm on the 12th April 2019.


Note that in accordance with Article 120(1)(b)(i) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) Donegal County Council has concluded, based on a preliminary examination of the nature, size and location of the development, that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required.


Carrigart to Downings Notice

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