Lynch backs Heritage Council call for national town centre organisation

One of Letterkenny Town Council's longest serving members is backing a  Heritage Council call for the establishment of a national organisation to support the sustainable development of town centres.

The Heritage Council suggestion is included in its submission to a government review on retail planning guidelines.

Letterkenny Cllr Jim Lynch says such a body could help ensure proper development in town centres, while acting as a watchdog to ensure that the character of towns is not compromised.

He says in the case of Letterkenny, much of what was done in the name of urban renewal was destructive rather than constructive.........

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