Draft Development Plan to go back to public consultation

The Draft County Donegal Development Plan 2018-2024 is to go back to public consultation after a number of proposed alterations were agreed.

Councillors met yesterday to discuss the new draft of the plan which was produced by officials after the first round of submissions and consultations.

312 submisisons in total were received by Donegal County Council in response to the Draft Development Plan.

A number of submissions were made by prescribed bodies which included Irish Water, TII, Failte Ireland, EPA and a submission from Derry City and Strabane District Council acknowledging the challenges arising from Brexit.

A further 275 submissions were received from members of the public, 8 from elected members and a number of cross- directorate comments.

Infrastructure, flood risk, rural housing and renewable energy was a number of areas were concerns were raised.

Donegal County Council say a resolution to materially alter the plan was agreed upon at yesterday's meeting, with the proposed material alterations now to be published.

The public will then be invited to make written submissions and observations in response to this.