Council launches plan for Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Buncrana, and Bundoran

COUNCIL publishes draft County Donegal Development Plan 2024-2030 incorporating area plans for Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Buncrana, and Bundoran.

Donegal County Council has published the Draft County Donegal Development Plan 2024-2030 (‘the Draft Plan’). A public consultation on the Draft Plan has commenced and runs from Friday 4th of August to Friday 13th of October 2023 (inclusive).

The Draft Plan sets out an overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of Donegal from 2024-2030, including background text and development objectives, policies, and land use zonings. It is accompanied by associated environmental reports.


The Draft Plan was agreed for publication by the Elected Members of Donegal County Council following previous public consultation and with the support of the Council’s Planning section.

The Draft Plan will guide future planning and public investment decisions across a wide range of development areas including housing, economic development, climate change, transport infrastructure, renewable energy, and the management of our natural and built heritage. Specifically, the Draft plan also includes area plans for Buncrana, Ballybofey/Stranorlar and Bundoran with associated development objectives, policies, and land use zonings.

The public can have their say on the Draft Plan and the Council welcomes written submissions from all sections of society during the current Draft Plan Public Consultation which runs until Friday 13th of October 2023. All submissions will be considered to inform the next stage of the process.

The public can read the Draft Plan and associated environmental reports and get involved by visiting


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