A planning application for new security features at Gartan Estate has been withdrawn.
The application, lodged by Donegal ETB, sought to erect a fence and gates around parts of the Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.
The plans were the subject of much debate in the past month.
Proposals for the security features sparked concern among walkers, joggers and cyclists who visit Gartan regularly, while the ETB had maintained that the safety measures would not impact access for recreational users.
A decision to reverse the application has brought relief to the local community.
Councillor Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly welcomed the reversal and said: “I’m delighted to confirm that the planning application submitted by the ETB to erect fencing and gates at Gartan has been withdrawn by them, this is a huge relief for many concerned residents and users of these facilities for generations.
“Gartan is a great walk and recreational facility with a lot of history attached to it, the people that have used it have a lot of pride in it and this was becoming a distraction to the huge amount of community work undertaken in the area over the last number of years.”
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