Public Consultation on draft Development Strategy

Waterways Ireland, and their project partners Monaghan County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, East Border Region Ltd and Mid Ulster Council, propose to develop a long-distance Greenway in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, linking Castle Saunderson in County Cavan to Charlemont in County Armagh mainly along the route of the disused Ulster Canal and using sections of disused railway infrastructure. The proposals for development of these greenway sections are provided within the Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy.

The draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports will be available for public consultation from the 28th April 2017 until the 21st July 2017. As part of this public consultation there will be four public information events held, which will demonstrate the proposed greenway routes, with cross sections, related imagery, and interactive mapping available.

The public information events are as follows:

Courtyard Room, Newtownbutler Community Hall, Co Fermanagh Monday 8th May

 

3-8pm
Market House in Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan Tuesday 9th  May 3-8pm

 

Seven Horseshoes,  Belturbet, Co Cavan Wednesday 10th May 3-8pm
Middletown Market House, Co. Armagh Thursday 18th May Awaiting confirmation

You can view the draft Development Strategy here:  Draft Ulster Canal Development Strategy

You can view the Habitats Regulations Screening Report which has been carried out on the route proposed in the draft Development Strategy here: Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy – HRA Screening

You can view the Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report which has been carried out on the draft Development Strategy here: Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy – SEA Environmental Report

The documentation will also be  on display at the Main Offices of each of the Partner Organisations.

They will also be available on the Partners’ websites.

Your comments and feedback on the draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports are welcome on or before July 21, 2017.

By email: cormac.mccarthy@waterwaysireland.org
By post:  Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy
Cormac McCarthy
Environment & Heritage Section
Waterways Ireland
Dock Road
Drewsborough
Scarriff
Co. Clare
Ireland

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