Council seeks land for social housing


DONEGAL County Council invites expressions of interest from land owners for parcels of land, which they would be willing to sell for the development of social housing.  

Green and brown field sites will be considered as will derelict, vacant or underused lands in town centre locations in the following towns: Ballybofey and Stranorlar; Buncrana; Clonmany; Donegal town; Falcarragh/Gortahork; Glenties and Ramelton.

The sites should ideally be located within the control limits of the listed towns, within walking distance of a nucleus of a school, church, shops and other facilities, favourably zoned i.e. suitable for immediate residential development, serviceable, and directly accessible from the public road.


The sites should generally be level or have gentle slopes. Landfill sites, contaminated ground, and sites prone to flooding will not be considered.

The interested parties should submit information in relation to their land by 12:00 midday on Friday, May 27 in a sealed envelope, marked ‘Donegal County Council Housing Land Procurement 2016’ and addressed to the County Secretary, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, County Donegal.

The submission should contain the following: Map showing Location of the site and the site boundaries; Title and vendors name and contact information; Topographical survey if available; Information on ground conditions; Past planning history and copies of planning permissions; Site area in hectares and asking price.

Any land purchased will be subject to good title, Departmental approval and funding availability.

For enquiries please contact the council on 074 91 53900.

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