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New County Development Plan goes live today

Pictured at the launch of the County Development Plan 2018 -2024 are Back L-R: Joe Duffy, Liam Ward, Director of Service Eunan Quinn, Seamus Neely, CEO Donegal County Council, Front L-R: Paul Christie, Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Maeve McElroy and Sinead McCauley.

 
 
THE new County Development Plan 2018 -2024 comes into effect today.
 
The Plan was adopted by the elected members of Donegal County Council on May 9. It is the first consolidated Plan for the entire functional area of Donegal County Council including the former Town Council areas of Letterkenny, Buncrana and Bundoran.
 
The new County Donegal Development Plan supersedes not just the County Donegal Development Plan 2012 – 2018 but also the Letterkenny and Environs Development Plan 2009 – 2015, the Buncrana and Environs Development Plan 2014 -2020 and the Bundoran and Environs Development Plan 2009- 2015.
 
The new Plan has been two years in the making with extensive public consultation and engagement with numerous stakeholders.
 
Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely believes that the adoption of the Plan is timely.
 
“The timing is excellent in that this Plan was adopted shortly after the publication of the new National Planning Framework which designated Letterkenny as a regional centre for growth and recognised the Letterkenny, Derry and Strabane City Region.  This is a very important document for the development of the county and will have a key role to play in realising the potential that Donegal and indeed the North West region has”.
 
Copies of the County Development Plan 2018 -2024 key documents are available at www.donegalcoco.ie . Other background documents will also be uploaded imminently.
 
Copies will be made available for inspection in the coming days during normal office hours at Council Offices and public libraries across the county.  The Plan can also be purchased by contacting the Council’s Central Planning Unit on 074 91 53900.
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