The Donegal ETB has confirmed it has withdrawn plans for upgraded security at the Gartan Estate.
The plans included a new access control fence with associated gates and landscaping to the edge of the existing access road at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.
A spokesperson said the reasons for the application included
* To improve overall public safety within the Gartan Estate.
* To improve the security of the facilities at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.
* To create a defined separation between course participants at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre and the general public.
* To increase child protection measures for children partaking in courses at Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.
* To ensure continued public recreational access to the road network within the Gartan Estate.
However, an online petition against the move which was signed by hundreds of people reflected objections by the local community.
The ETB spokesperson said these objections were part of their decision to withdraw the planning application.
“This decision has been made following receipt and consideration of recent correspondence regarding the access roads through the grounds.
“Donegal ETB believes it is prudent to clarify the current status of these roads and also take time to consider representations and observations regarding the proposed developments,” said a statement.Tags: