Official Launch & Publication of the Milford Town Centre First Plan – 29th November 2023
‘Donegal County Council is delighted to announce the launch of the Milford Town Centre First Plan. The Plan establishes a compelling and ambitious vision for the future of the town as a competitive service centre, identifying a series of actions and projects to strengthen the role, image, vibrancy, vitality, and resilience of Milford Town Centre and is a result of collaboration with the local community, Donegal County Council and GM Design Associates.’
‘Members and officials of Donegal County Council, representatives of the Community Stakeholder Group and Consultancy Team GM Design Associates, at the launch of the 'Millford Town Centre First Plan' which took place at the Millford Public Services Centre on Wednesday the 29th November 2023.
Donegal County Council in conjunction with GM Design Associates is pleased to announce the commencement of a process to prepare a Town Centre First Plan for Milford.
The Plan will be prepared in line with the new National Policy ‘Town Centre First – A Policy Approach for Irish Towns’ and will be regeneration & renewal focused with a view to strengthening the role, image, vibrancy, vitality and resilience of Milford town centre. It will put place-making at the centre of the value proposition for the town as a means of enabling and attracting investment and regeneration.
The Plan will provide for the convergence of community vision, business interests, local knowledge, key Stakeholder and Local Authority expertise in co-designing a roadmap for the regeneration and future development of Milford together with the more detailed design of actions in respect of key sites.
Specifically the Plan will develop concept design proposals (to RIAI/RIBA Work Stage 2) for a suite of agreed regeneration, opportunity and future development sites (Minimum of 4). One or more (to be agreed) of these sites will then be developed to RIAI/RIBA Work Stage 3 and will result in the publication of a planning scheme for statutory consent.
The Town Centre and wider study area maps are available via the links below.
The Town Centre First Plan is led by Donegal County Council, The Plan is prepared by GM Design Associates. The project is funded through the Town and Village Renewal Fund programme and the 1st Phase of the Town Centre First Masterplan Initiative implemented by the Department of Rural and Community Development as a part of Our Rural Future
Milford or Millford, historically called Ballynagalloglagh (from Irish: Baile na nGallóglach) is a small town and townland in County Donegal, Ireland.