Decision on new Letterkenny bridge deferred

The decision proposed change to the Letterkenny and Environs Plan allowing for a new bridge over the Swilly at Oldtown has been deferred.

A Letterkenny Town Council meeting to endorse the proposal was adjourned today, when it emerged the changes could lead to the demolition of a house, and seriously impact on two other properties.

The Eastern Inner Relief Road proposal, which would involve a new road between the Aura Leisure Centre and Charles Kelly's has been on the agenda for several years, with the initial plans including a diversion of the River Swilly.

That element of the plan has long been shelved, and when members were asked today to approve the latest version of the plan, they adjourned the meeting so that people who may be affected by the changes can be consulted.

Cllr Tom Crossan was one of those seeking the adjournment - He says he has serious concerns about the proposed new route:

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