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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 – SECTION 179
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 – ARTICLE 81

 

NOTICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE ABOVE REGULATIONS (“the Regulations”), RELATING TO A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DONEGAL 2040 STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY (DAC)

 

Project Name: LETTERKENNY 2040 STRATEGIC URBAN REGENERATION SITE - PHASE 1

 

TAKE NOTICE that Donegal County Council (“the Council”) in partnership with the Donegal 2040 Strategic Development Designated Activity Company (DAC) proposes to carry out the development specified in paragraph (b) below and in relation thereto:-

 

(a) The location of the development is on a site shown on a site location map included in the plans and particulars referred to at paragraph (e) below, which site lies between the Pearse Road and Ramelton Road in the townland of Letterkenny in the Letterkenny & Milford Municipal District

 

(b) The nature and extent of the proposed development is as follows:-

  • Demolition of the former ESB retail & office premises and existing shed(s) to the rear of same together with general site clearance and boundary treatment;
  • Construction of a new 7 storey Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Alpha) building providing flexible accommodation solutions including Office and Research & Development (“R&D”) facilities and having a floor area of approx. 1,625sq.m (17,500sq.ft);

  • Construction of a new 8 storey Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Beta) building with flexible accommodation solutions including Office and R&D facilities and having a floor area of approx. 4,000sq.m (43,000sq.ft);

  • Construction of an associated public realm and controlled access arrangements inclusive of: a central civic space; pedestrian, cycle, accessibility and mobility infrastructure; landscaping; disabled and age friendly courtesy parking and emergency/service vehicle entry and egress;
  • All associated ancillary works to include site drainage, connection to public water supply and other services, landscaping, development related signage & public art, connection & discharge to the public sewerage network.
  • A schedule of proposed uses for the Alpha & Beta buildings is provided with the particulars referred to at paragraph (e) below.

 

(c) The proposed development is sub-threshold for the purposes of Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) per Article 92 of the Regulations and the Council has made a screening determination in accordance with Article 120 (1B)(b)(i) thereof that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that an EIA is not required. A copy of this determination including the main reasons and considerations on which the determination was based will be available for inspection or purchase along with the documents referred to at paragraph (e) below.  

 

(d) In order to ascertain whether the proposed development required Appropriate Assessment (“AA”) the Council carried out a screening of same in accordance with Article 250(1) of the Regulations and made a determination in view of best scientific knowledge that the development individually or in combination with other plans or projects would not be likely to have a significant effect on a European site in view of the site’s conservation objectives and that AA was not required.  A copy of this determination including the main reasons and considerations on which the determination was based will be available for inspection or purchase along with the documents referred to at paragraph (e) below.  

 

(e) Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection online at www.donegalcoco.ie by clicking the links below or for inspection at the Council’s offices below and purchase (at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) by prior appointment only (for Covid reasons) at:

 

Location

Address

Telephone/email

Opening Hours  

The Planning Department, Donegal County Council

 

 

Letterkenny Public Services Centre

 

County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93 Y622

 

 

Neil T. Blaney Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 TNY3

 

Tel: 0749153900 

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Tel: 0749153900 

Email:

[email protected]

  

9:00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 5.00pm from Monday to Thursday, and

 

9:00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 4.30pm on Fridays

 

 

The said plans and particulars will be available for inspection as above from Thursday 16th December 2021 until Monday 24th January 2022 (both dates inclusive).


(f) Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development is situated may be made in writing to The Co. Secretariat, Donegal County Council, Lifford, County Donegal, before 5:00pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022. Please mark the front of the envelope with the project name ‘Letterkenny 2040 Strategic Urban Regeneration Site – Phase 1’.


Liam Ward,
Director of Service Community & Planning Services,
Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford.


Date: Thursday 16th December 2021.


The Plans and Particulars of the proposed development can be viewed by clicking the links below:

 

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