Sinn Féin Councillor Antóin Watters has welcomed news that €200,000 will be going towards the Carlingford Greenway.
At the Council meeting this month, Cllr Watters received assurances from the Council’s Director of Economic Development, Planning and Infrastructure that funds would be available. Cllr Watters had raised concerns at the long delay in the planning stage and expressed concern that the offer of funding would expire and be lost.
“There has been a lot of work put into this project by the Council and by local people and has been in the pipeline for a number of years. I was happy to received assurance from the Council and am delighted to welcome this €200,000 today that has been awarded to the project. It is a relief to know that everyone’s hard work will not be for nothing.
“Now that the funding has been secured the hard work begins again with engaging with residents in the route selection process.”
The funding received will cover the preliminary design and environmental evaluation for a section of the Greenway almost 12.5km long going from Carlingford to Templetown Beach.