Outrage in Raphoe to granting of planning permission for quarry

Planning permission has been granted by Donegal County Council for the development of a quarry in Raphoe.

The development was given the go ahead in 2019 but following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála, the decision was overturned.

Plans for the quarry were again submitted in May 2022 and approved last week.

There is much opposition locally to the quarrying of 5.37 hectares at Magherasolis & Craigs, Raphoe.

Mary Harte, Chair of Raphoe Community in Action says it is the groups intention to launch an appeal with An Bord Pleanála again in the interests of protecting the heritage of the town:

In response to a request for information from Highland Radio News, Donegal County Council provided the following statement regarding the planning permission:

“Planning permission was notified recently in relation to planning application 22/50933 associated with quarrying activity at Magherasolis and Craigs, Raphoe.

“The decision of the planning authority is now in the 4 week period allowed for the submission of appeals to An Bord Pleanála and as such no further comment can be made relating to the substantive issues associated with the application.

“The planning authority assessment of the application is publicly available via the Council’s website at https://www.eplanning.ie/DonegalCC/searchresults . ”


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