LYIT may be about to acquire 10 acres for car parking

Speculation is mounting that Letterkenny Institute of Technology is on the verge of acquiring a 10 acre site for car parking and other developments.

Last week, when asked about the car parking issue, LYIT president Paul Hannigan told Highland Radio that an announcement is imminent, and he expects confirmation of a breakthrough in a matter of weeks.

Car parking has been a thorny issue recently, with residents of Ashlawn and Ballyraine Road objecting to an extension to the science department until what they say is dangerous and illegal parking in their areas has been addressed.

It's reported that lands across the road from the college may now be acquired.