Greens welcome Baldoyle to Portmarnock Greenway plan

7th February 2018



David Healy, Green Party Councillor for Howth/Malahide today welcomed Fingal County Council's application to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a greenway between Baldoyle and Portmarnock.
 
Commenting on the proposal, Cllr. Healy said: “The cycling and walking route between Baldoyle and Portmarnock will provide for a high quality transport link and amenity route through the Green Belt between these towns. It responds to the demand from local residents for improved green transport opportunities along what is now a hostile stretch of road. It is part of the Bray to Balbriggan coastal greenway which the Green Party has been working for over many years.
 
“The application is for a high quality route with pedestrians and cyclists separated. This recognises the importance of the route for transport cyclists as well as its role as an amenity for the public walking along the nature conservation area at Baldoyle Estuary and the Mayne River. I am concerned about the proposal for 6m high lighting columns along the route. I will be proposing to An Bord Pleanála that these be replaced with low level bollard type lighting instead.”
 
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The application documentation is online here.
 
Recently the northern section of the Sutton to Sandycove route was completed with the opening of the section along Dollymount in the Dublin City area. Progress is also well advanced further north in Fingal on the section to cross the Malahide Estuary, with an application expected to be made this month.