Council seeks ‘parcels of land’ in Inishowen

Donegal County Council has invited expressions of interest from land owners for parcels of land, which they would be willing to sell for the development of social housing.

Two of the areas in which land will be considered are in Inishowen - Buncrana and Clonmany.

The Council states that “green and brown field sites will be considered as will derelict, vacant or underused lands in town centre locations.” The Council said the sites “should ideally be located within the control limits of the listed towns, within walking distance of a nucleus of a school, church, shops and other facilities, favourably zoned i.e. suitable for immediate residential development, serviceable, and directly accessible from the public road. The sites should generally be level or have gentle slopes. Landfill sites, contaminated ground, and sites prone to flooding will not be considered.”

The interested parties should submit the following information in relation to their land by 12:00 midday on 27th May in a sealed envelope, marked “Donegal County Council Housing Land Procurement 2016” and addressed to the County Secretary, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, County Donegal: Map showing location of the site and the site boundaries;title and vendor’s name and contact information;topographical survey if available;information on ground conditions:past planning history and copies of planning permissions; site Area in Hectares; asking price. Any land purchased will be subject to good title, Departmental approval and funding availability.