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






Update October 2021


Work on the preparation of the Letterkenny Plan (inclusive of a Local Transport Plan for the town) is advancing well, with officials and Council Members continuing a series of engagements to discuss the detail of the emerging document in advance of a targeted Draft Plan publication date of Q1 2022. The revised publication date for the Draft Plan will allow for due consideration to be given to the emerging findings of the regeneration strategy for Letterkenny (Letterkenny 2040), which is a crucial study in terms of planning for the ongoing sustainable development of the town centre.


The publication of the draft Letterkenny Plan will be publicised, and further public consultation events will 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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