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

Fowler Leads The Barclays Going Into Final Round

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By John DundonThrough three rounds of the Barclays at Bethpage Black, Rickie Fowler holds the outright lead at 9-under par.Fowler’s weekend at The Black has been the epitome of consistency. At a course where the mental aspect of the game is just as important as the physical aspect, Fowler’s yielded just one bogey through his first three rounds—54 holes of golf at or under par. A big part of that? Remaining positive through adversity.“The putter’s starting to show up a bit. I’ve always been a very good putter, I mean, you have to have the confidence and belief in yourself to be a good putter.” Fowler said.“I enjoy that part of the game. Especially when you are making putts and it’s been bad, the past few months, just seeing myself hit good putts and not go in. To see it starting to come around, it’s definitely helped out the rest of the game,” Rickie professed.Fowler, 27, like all of the golfers spending the weekend on Long Island, places the stash of FedEx Cup points up for grabs in high regard. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the crowd out at Bethpage State Park had an investment in the standings themselves, as they’ve been a factor.“It’s a lot of fun playing in front of loud crowds,” Fowler said. “We’re going to take care of our business and hopefully I’ll give myself a chance to celebrate with them tomorrow late.”One of those who spent the day chasing Fowler (-9) was former world number one golfer Adam Scott.Scott sits at 7-under heading into championship Sunday. The tour-veteran’s third round was one of the tournament’s best as he made up six strokes today alone. Scott’s been satisfied with his performance away from the greens, where, like Fowler, putts finally began to fall today thanks in part due to keeping a level head.“When you’re not making them and they are always a little bit short, you start thinking about too many things, stroke, line, speed, all that kind of stuff,” Scott said after his round. “I just freed my mind up a little with the putter today and just thought, we’ll see what happens, and they went in.”In a game as humbling as golf, there are sure to be ups and downs. Phil Mickelson’s round was encouraging—at one point he found himself 3-under—until he got to the 17th tee box.“I had a good round going. I played a good front nine, and hit some good shots. The back nine, I didn’t play my best but I was fighting.” Mickelson told members of the media after the round. “Unfortunately the last two holes weren’t very good.”That would be the understatement of the century.Mickelson hit his tee shot on 17 fat. After chipping out of the front-left bunker, he missed a par putt that would’ve gotten the crowd so loud people would’ve been woken up in Montauk. On 18, disaster struck in the form of a double bogey. Again, this gaff originated in trouble off of the tee. The lefty had an opportunity to save bogey and missed a 15-foot putt, again forcing the grandstand into an audible groan.The 18th hole would go on to be more of the same. Mickelson found himself in the sand off the tee. From there, another bunker. Mickelson, a noted master at saving par and getting himself out of trouble, couldn’t save himself when he needed it most.Other notable names, including Jason Day, 5-under, and Jordan Spieth, 3-under, squandered opportunities to get back to the top of the leaderboard throughout the day. Conventional wisdom says they may have run out of time with just one round left to play.Then again, anything can happen at Bethpage Black.last_img read more