by Kate Heaney
Planning permission was sought for two major developments in Letterkenny this week reflecting the growing population of the town.
The Islamic Community in Donegal are seeking planning permission for a new Cultural Centre which will be located on a greenfield site at Lisnennan, further up the road from the E&I manufacturing unit.
While the planning notice was erected on site on Sunday, the detailed plans are not yet uploaded to the Donegal County Council planning website.
The Islamic Community in the area currently use the former offices of the Donegal News at the junction of High Road and Ard O’Donnell for worship and meetings.
Architects Cullinane Steele erected the site notice and are agents for the new development.
The proposed development, according to the site notice, includes a prayer hall, coffee dock, meeting rooms, library, toilets, kitchen and teaching room.
A second building will provide a recreational activity area, toilets and storage. Alterations to some road access and connections to local infrastructure are also part of the application.
The application is in the name of the Letterkenny Islamic Association CLG which is the representative of the Muslim community in Letterkenny and across County Donegal.
Meanwhile, planning permission has been sought from Donegal County Council for a 28 apartment building at the junction of Paddy Harte Road and Pearse Road in Letterkenny by Gerald McCallion on behalf of Glenturas Construction Ltd.
The agents are O’Connor, Burke Architecture Ltd, Derry.
The application was lodged on Tuesday of this week and a decision is expected by January 30, 2024.