Donegal County Council Planning applications

Repository: Donegal County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDonegal County Council Planning applications
Archive ReferenceIE DON CC/6
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1946-1973
Extent Medium16,553 files


Creator(s): Donegal County Council

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Town Planning Act 1934, and 1963 Planning Act regulated development in Ireland. Section 38 (5) of the Planning and Development Act specifies that planning applications must be kept permanently by planning authorities.
  • Archival History ↴

    Planning Application files dating from 1944 were held by Planning Section, Donegal County Council until five years after the establishment of the County Archives.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Donegal County Council ↴

    Planning application files under the old Town Planning Act 1934, and planning application files under the 1963 Planning Act.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    Further accruals are regular.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The files are arranged in numerical order.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Full access.
Conditions Governing ReproductionThe photocopying of decisions/final grants/refusals is permitted. There is a standard fee for this.
Creation Dates1946-1973
Extent Medium16,553 files
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqSome documents fragile, most in good condition.
Finding Aids The finding aid is available at the Planning Section Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationDonegal County Archives.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNiamh Brennan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2005-2011