DONEGAL County Council has granted planning permission for an extension at the Zeus Industrial Products plant in Letterkenny.
The application sought permission for an extension and alterations to the factory at the IDA Business Park at Lisnennan, the provision of 208 new parking spaces and illuminated external signage.
Further information was sought from the Council on details relating to footpaths and pedestrian and cycle lanes on the N56 and Gortlee Road and shared crossing points.
The applicant was also asked to provide updated drainage design and to liaise with the Council’s Roads Design section to ensure that proposed active travel infrastructure on the N56 is suitable for both parties.
These items were later discussed with Council planners and it was agreed the application could progress based on the information submitted subject to conditions.
Planning was granted with 12 conditions attached including an agreement that the construction of the site entrance, car park, internal access road, storm water connections and landscaping all has to be carried out before the extension can be occupied.
Zeus must also pay a contribution to the local authority of just under €50,000 in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting development in the area.
A further €10,000 must be paid to the local authority as a special contribution in respect of active travel which will facilitate the development.
Permission for road openings associated with such connections must be separately approved by the Council.