Part VIII - Buncrana Leisure Centre
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)
NOTICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 81, PART 8 OF THE ABOVE REGULATIONS, RELATING TO A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
BUNCRANA LEISURE CENTRE
Donegal County Council, under Part 8 of Article 81, in relation to the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2023(as amended) and the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), has applied for the development of a site measuring approximately 0.85 hectares at Buncrana Leisure Centre, Ardravan, Aileach Road, Buncrana, Co.Donegal, F93 YX50.
The development consists of:
(i) Demolition of the existing Leisure Centre and removal of any related foundations, dwarf walls, heating fuel storage, basement plant room walls and slabs, boundary walls facing the Aileach Road, fences and/or related items.
(ii) Construction of a replacement 2-storey centre with a gross floor area of 2,480m2 new build. On the ground floor it comprises a pool hall with a 5 Lane 25-metre-long pool, learner pool, flume slide and spectating area; additionally, there will be a village changing area, reception and lobby area, staff offices and ancillary accommodation. On the upper floor it comprises of a fitness suite, fitness studio, ventilation plant area and ancillary accommodation. The development also has a basement level that houses the undercroft of the pool hall and the main pool plant equipment.
(iii) Site development works including soft and hard landscaping facing the Aileach Road and the path up to Scoil Mhuire, the addition of a bus drop-off layby on the eastern side of the Aileach Road near the main entrance to the proposed centre, relocation of the accessible parking spaces from the eastern side of the Aileach Road to the western side. The existing car park is to be relined and house a secondary bus waiting area. Removal of one electric pole and the redirection of lines to underground system and erection of one replacement pole to revert back to overhead cables. A new ESB sub-station is proposed on the grounds adjoining the car park.
Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy from Tuesday 3rd October 2023 to Wednesday 1st November 2023, during office hours at the offices of the local authority at Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93 Y622 and Public Services Centre Carndonagh, Malin Road, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, F93 YV1N. The plans and particulars can also be inspected in the Buncrana Community Library or online at consult.donegal.ie
A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to the local authority to the:
Co. Secretariat, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93 Y622 before 4.30pm Thursday 16th November 2023.