Plans afoot for regeneration of Letterkenny town centre

 

Donegal County Council has launched a process to develop a regeneration strategy for Letterkenny town centre.

Letterkenny 2040 is funded by the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, a flagship initiative of Project Ireland 2040 and led by the Councils Regeneration and Development Team.

The strategy aims to establish a compelling and ambitious vision for the future of the town as a competitive regional centre, attracting investment and identifying a series of projects to bring about a social, economic and environmental transformation of the town centre.

In keeping with Project Ireland 2040, the strategy will seek to make Letterkenny a more attractive and vibrant place where people choose to live, work, invest and visit.

This is likely to include a drive towards more people living and working in the town centre, while promoting sustainable forms of transport. It will also include actions to create better public spaces.

Three phases of public engagement are planned during the year long process to develop the strategy. The first will commence on 8th February for a period of 4 weeks.

This will be an opportunity for everyone to have their say from the outset.

In particular, the Council is keen to hear about Letterkenny town centre today, its strengths and weaknesses and the priorities for its future.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions engagement will take place online through a project website and social media channels.

The public are asked to visit Letterkenny2040.ie where they can find out more about the project and complete an online survey.