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Letterkenny Planning for Growth - Take part in planning for the growth of Letterkenny






Update November 2019


Subsequent to the consultation events detailed below, and subsequent also to Letterkenny Members’ consideration of consultation outputs, the process has now moved to an intensive period of Plan development work and engagement between Council officials and Letterkenny MD Members.  The programme now has a target for publication of a draft Plan by March 2020. The publication of the draft Plan will be publicised, and further public consultation events will also be held, at that time in accordance with normal statutory requirements.


Report on the Consultation Events

of May and June 2018 and February 2019


During the months of May and June 2018 and February 2019, approximately 700 people took part in consultation events to inform the preparation of a Local Area Plan for Letterkenny.


The events focussed primarily on the preferred strategic direction of the town and particularly a strategic growth proposition that would cater for Letterkenny to grow to a future city of +35,000 and be a regional economic driver in the North West City Region.


Taking account of all of the feedback from the consultation events, it is clear that at a strategic level, there is consensus within the communities in Letterkenny that the growth proposition is the vision and direction for which we should plan.


The Letterkenny communities have collectively identified 9 key strategic themes that they consider as essential activity/measures/approaches to deliver on the vision.  Click on each theme below to find out more.


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More information on what people said at the consultation events of May and June 2018 can be viewed at the following link: Find out more.


More information on what Representatives of the Irish Wheelchair Association, Youth Council and Older Peoples Forum said, can be viewed at the following link: Find out more.


Next steps:

The 9 strategic themes that have emerged from the consultation process will now guide the drafting of a working document of the Draft Local Area Plan. 


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