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Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT)


Letterkenny Plan and Local Transport Plan 2023-2029


Variation to the County Donegal Development Plan 2018-2024 (As Varied) in respect of the deletion of Letterkenny-Specific Policy Content


Proposed Public Rights of Way


Draft County Donegal Development Plan 2024-2030 (incorporating Area Plans for: Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Buncrana, and Bundoran) 


Seven Strategic Towns LAP 2018-2024


Donegal County Council (Letterkenny 2040 Strategic Urban Regeneration Site) Compulsory Purchase Order 2021


Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant


Vacant and Derelict Properties Refurbishment Grant Scheme


For helpful advice and information on all areas of Planning go to:


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Variation No. 2 to the County Donegal Development Plan 2018-2024 (As Varied) in respect of a Wind Energy Policy Framework


Donegal County Council (Buncrana School Campus Site) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020


Donegal County Council (Burtonport Harbour Redevelopment) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019


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Click here for Planning Clinic Details

Planning Clinics are held in the Public Services Centres and at County House Lifford, please see here for details

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Planning Policy

Information and updates on the Authority’s planning policy work, particularly the statutory plan-making programme including, inter alia, notifications re public consultation events

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Pre-Planning Application Service

Pre application planning consultations are available

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Apply for Planning Permission

All the information needed to ensure you make a valid Planning Application

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View Weekly Planning Lists

Lists of Planning Applications granted, refused, etc. over a previous time period 

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Building Control

Legal requirements for the design and construction of new buildings, extensions etc.

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Unauthorised Development

Regulations relating to developments and compliance with Planning permissions.

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Urban & Rural Regeneration Projects



Unfinished Housing Estates

Unfinished Housing Developments in Donegal which qualify for a waiver from the Property Tax in 2013