Council grants planning permission for phase two of Malin Head development

Banba's Crown, Malin Head
Banba's Crown, Malin Head

Donegal County Council has granted planning permission for phase two of the development at Malin Head.

The news was confirmed at the Donegal County Council meeting held in Lifford on Monday.

Phase two allows for the construction of toilets, (men, women and disability), the widening of the road, car parking and bus parking.

These are aimed at improving tourist facilities at the popular location, which attracts thousands of national and international tourists per year.

The total cost of the construction is in the region of 480,000 euro.

Welcoming the news, Councillor Martin McDermott said a lot of work had been undertaken to ensure the planning permission was granted.

He said Failte Ireland must now release the funding for construction to begin on the development.

Councillor McDermott said: “A huge amount of work has been done in obtaining this planning permission and the ball is now in Failte Ireland’s court to release tjis funding.

The issue of the lack of toilets at Malin Head has been to the fore in recent times, with many tourists commenting on it via social media and to councillors and local providers.

“We really, really need these measures to be put in place, particularly the toilet block,” said Councillor McDermott.

“We have huge amounts of cyclists coming to Malin Head on a daily basis and there are no facilities there for them. That needs to change.”