Permission being sought for retail development in Donegal Town

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ Planning permission is to be sought for a new €10 million retail-led development for Donegal Town centre.The developer, Railway Road Trading Ltd, is a private Company owned by the McCann family from Belfast.They say the proposal has the potential to provide an injection of confidence to the local economy and have a very positive impact on the business environment in the town and its significant hinterland.The proposed development at Milltown, less than 500 metres from the Diamond, is located on the site occupied by the former picture framing and moulding company owned by the Timoney family.The project’s backers say they are ready to go to planning, and expect to lodge an application with Donegal County Council by the end of September.The development would consist of a supermarket, with other smaller retail units, coffee shops, 200 car-parking spaces and other suitable businesses.If granted planning permission, they say the project could begin construction in spring 2019 with a completion date of summer 2020. Some 250 jobs would be sustained once the development is complete while a further 150 would be created during the 15-month construction phase.As of yet, an anchor tenant has not been confirmed.********************************Statement in full -Planning permission is being sought for a new state-of-the-art retail-led development for Donegal Town centre in the coming months which will cost in excess of €10million to develop.The proposed development at Milltown less than 500 metres from the Diamond, located on the site occupied by the former picture framing and moulding company owned by the Timoney family, is ready to go to planning and an application will be lodged with Donegal County Council by the end of September next.It would consist of approximately 50,000 sq/ft of floor space comprising of a supermarket of 25,000 sq/ft and the remainder of the facility would be tailored for retail units, coffee shops, 200 car-parking spaces and other suitable businesses as appropriate. A spokesperson for developer, Railway Road Trading Ltd, a private Company owned by the McCann family from Belfast, has said he believes the project will provide an injection of confidence to the local economy and have a very positive impact on the business environment in the town and its significant hinterland. The most recent draft local area plan for Donegal Town (2018 – 2024) has identified the land in question as an ‘Opportunity Site’. It is zoned suitable for retail or commercial use. The draft local area plan also cites that “it is an objective of the Council to explore opportunities for the provision of additional public car parking to service the town centre”.If granted planning permission, the project could begin construction in spring 2019 with a completion date of summer 2020 envisaged. Some 250 jobs would be sustained once the development is complete while a further 150 would be created during the 15-month construction phase. The spokesperson for developer stated that while the identity of the anchor tenant for the supermarket hasn’t yet been agreed and would obviously be subject to planning being secured, there will be a strong interest from the leading retail brands given the attractiveness of Donegal Town as a strategic location. He added that the company was very keen to work with the local community to deliver a project which would enhance the town and of which people could be proud. Discussions with the planning department of Donegal County Council to date have been very constructive and helpful. Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Permission being sought for retail development in Donegal Town Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleRam raided pharmacy just metres away from unmanned Garda StationNext articleClaim: Only the government blocking retention of community hospital beds News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 25, 2018 last_img read more