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Ramelton Re-Imagined - Part 8 Proposed Development

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (AS AMENDED) – SECTION 179

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (AS AMENDED) – 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

 

Project Name:RAMELTON RE-IMAGINED – A RESTORATIVE & TRANSFORMATIONAL HISTORIC TOWN CENTRE PUBLIC REALM SCHEME

 

TAKE NOTICE that Donegal County Council (“the Council”) 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 (d) below, which is located in the town centre of Ramelton in the townland of Ramelton in the Letterkenny & Milford Municipal District.

 

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

(i) Construction of a new public realm environment at Gamble’s Square inclusive of new materials, pavements and surfacing together with modified footpaths, new crossing arrangements, new public seating and removable bollards delivering an enhanced capacity for civic events and social purpose;

(ii) Construction of a new public realm environment at the Market Cross inclusive of a new shared surface, modified junction alignment and the recreation of a civic meeting place inclusive of public seating area with a feature sculpture piece;

(iii) Construction of a new multi-user public park environment at ‘the Bing’ to include a public garden and events space, children’s play park, sensory and adventure trail incorporating new levels and topography to ensure all abilities access and opportunities for rest, play and gathering;

(iv) Construction of a new public realm environment at Market Square including a new paved shared surface and street furniture;

(v) Construction of a new public realm environment at the Quays with re-prioritisation for pedestrian priority use through the introduction of new surface materials and street furniture; and

(vi) All associated ancillary works to include new and improved surface and footpath upgrades, regrading of existing profiles, enhancements to public lighting, drainage and utilities, connection to services, landscaping, development related signage & public art within the overall development area and including Shore Rd, Castle Street and Bridge Street as shown on the site location map and site layout plan(s) included in the plans and particulars referred to at paragraph (d) below.

 

(c) 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 (d) below. 

 

(d) Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection online at www.donegalcoco.ie 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

 

 

 

Milford Public Services Centre

 

County House, Lifford,

Co. Donegal,

F93 Y622

 

Neil T. Blaney Rd, Letterkenny,

Co. Donegal,

F92 TNY3

 

Main Street, Milford,

Co. Donegal, 

F92 TD0P

Tel: 0749153900

 

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

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 Tuesday 1st February 2022 until Tuesday 1st March 2022 (both dates inclusive).

 

(e) 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 Wednesday 16th March 2022. Please mark the front of the envelope with the project name ‘Ramelton Re-Imagined – A Restorative & Transformational Historic Town Centre Public Realm Scheme’.

 

Liam Ward,

Director of Service Community & Planning Services,

Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford.  

Date: Tuesday 1st February 2022.

 

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

 

Please ensure that all proposed plans are read in direct conjunction with the General Arrangement Plans, artistic impressions and all other design details contained in the Design Report document.

 

 

 

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