County Council welcomes vindication in Government’s planning probe

Donegal County Council has welcomed the the publication of the Planning Review Report in relation to a number of Local Authorities.

The former Green Environment Minister John Gormley had ordered an independent review following complaints against seven councils, including Donegal County Council.

However, the government changed the format, getting a civil servant to carry out the review.

It's now concluded, with no evidence of any wrongdoing found.

Responding today,  Donegal County Council pointed out that it cooperated fully with the review and welcomed  the evidently comprehensive nature of this review.

The council notes in particular that the findings of the review explicitly reject allegations of any wrong doing in the Donegal Planning Authority.

Commenting Mayor Noel McBride said he hoped that this now clears the way for the Council to continue with its focus on the development of the County and the release of potential as provided for in the recently adopted County Development Plan.