atest press release from the Delgany Community Council, issued on Saturday, July 24th 2021…
The Feasibility Study for the proposed Delgany Greenway has now been completed, and shows that this is indeed a viable project.
We hope that the Delgany and Greystones community will embrace this plan and encourage WCC and the politicians to take it to design stage, which would involve a wider public consultation.
The proposed Greenway would link the N11 at Delgany to the coast at Greystones, taking in the more modern estates at Charlesland and Archers Wood along the way. Many of the roads in this area are narrow, and with the increased traffic brought by numerous new developments, they have become too dangerous to walk or cycle on. We are also cognisant that electric scooters will have a major role in future personal transport, both the two wheeled type as often used by younger people, and three or four wheeled mobility scooters for older or mobility-impaired residents.
The proposed Greenway would benefit school-going children, allowing them to cycle to school, as well as adult cycle and scooter commuters, encouraging cycle tourism, leisure/amenity users, and it would promote local businesses to tourists.
The route is predominantly along the Three Trouts Stream. Some areas of the route are already wildlife havens, others are disused but of little amenity value. We support the preservation of existing wildlife, for example bats would be disturbed by bright lighting, but this is not necessary for the Greenway.
We also support the rewilding and the planting of oak and native woodland along other sections of the route, which would then become accessible for the general public to enjoy as they travelled the route.
You can check out that feasibility study here, and find out more about the thinking behind the Delgany Greenway here.
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