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9/2/2018 - Public consultation opens today on draft County Development Plan

Public Consultation on the material alterations to the Draft County Donegal Development Plan 2018-2024 has opened today Friday 9 February and those interested in making a submission can do so up to and including Thursday 8 March 2018.


Donegal County Council is proposing to make 40 material alterations to the draft County Development Plan which sets out the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of Donegal.  The Council has determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and an Appropriate Assessment (AA) of the proposed material alterations are required.


The Draft County Donegal Development Plan 2018-2024 and Environmental Report were published in May 2017 for public consultation until 1 September 2017.  312 submissions were received during this period.  The Councils Chief Executive prepared a report on these submissions which was considered by the elected members in December and a decision was reached to amend the draft Plan by 40 proposed material alterations. These are now open for public consultation. 


Documents are available for viewing here or may be inspected at any of the Council’s Public Service Centres, libraries or at the County House in Lifford.  Documents can also be purchased for €10 during the public consultation period.


Submissions or observations can be made in writing and posted to Donegal County Council’s Central Planning Unit in Lifford or can be emailed to [email protected].  Those making a submission are being advised to make a submission by one medium only for example by hard copy or by email.  For further information on how to make a submission visit .


The final date for making a submission is Thursday 8 March 2018




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