€200,000 for coastal greenway in Fingal

30/07/2020

Fine Gael Deputy Farrell has confirmed funding of €200,000 for the coastal greenway in Fingal.

Deputy Farrell said: “Our greenway plays an important role in supporting local communities to create jobs and brings visitors to our area.”

“As we have seen over the course of the lockdown, people are eager to get out into nature and avail of the stunning scenery in our country.”

“This funding will support the Greenways Strategy and help local authorities around the country prepare Greenway projects to be ready for construction funding in the coming years.

“Our local greenway will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “This funding will contribute to the development of a 21km section of the coastal greenway from Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, through Balbriggan and beyond. This is the latest development in the project to build a greenway through Fingal.”

“Recently, An Bord Pleanala approved plans for a section of the greenway that will cross the Broadmeadow Estuary, connecting Malahide to Donabate.”

Deputy Farrell added, “This will give our local tourism a boost and have positive effects on retail and hospitality businesses in our community.”