Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes the Route Options Public Consultation for the Fingal Coastal Way

14th April, 2021

Minister Joe O’Brien (Green Party)

Fingal

14th April 2021

 

Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes the Route Options Public Consultation for the Fingal Coastal Way

 

Consultation open from 15th April 2021 to 27th May 2021 inclusive

 

Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes the on-line non-statutory public consultation being undertaken by Fingal County Council to establish the preferred route for the proposed Fingal Coastal Way.  This safe, attractive and environmentally friendly walking and cycling route will be a huge benefit to the wider North Fingal area.

 

The proposed greenway will traverse from Donabate to Rush, Loughshinny, Skerries and Balbriggan and will offer a huge tourism and recreation benefit to the region.  It will offer a sustainable and safe transport choice for residents including school children.

 

Minister O’Brien said:

This is a great day for Fingal to finally see this proposed Greenway moving closer to the design process stage and eventual reality.  I am urging people to have their say.  This is an important opportunity for people to have an input and give comments and feedback on the routes currently under consideration, with those routes to be published on the Fingal County Council website this week.

 

Local Green Party Councillor Karen Power said:

This is a great day for our community.  The Fingal Coastal Way will encourage tourism by ultimately connecting Bremore Castle in Balbriggan, with Skerries, Loughshinny, Rush, Newbridge Demesne, the Estuaries, Malahide Demesne, Portmarnock and ultimately into the city. It has the potential to be one of the biggest tourist draws in the country. Of course, it will facilitate healthier movement and commuting between the towns along the coast, as well as providing positive climate impacts.”

 

Fingal County Council are encouraging people to review the plans on their website and also engage by filling out the on-line questionnaire on their dedicated website https://www.fingal.ie/fingalcoastalway.

 

Greenways can play an important role in supporting local communities to create jobs and bring visitors and tourism to Fingal. As we have seen over the course of the lockdown, people are eager to get out into nature and avail of the stunning scenery along our beautiful coast.

 

ENDS

 

For more information please contact johanna.walsh@oireachtas.ie

 

Note to Editor:

 

Plans can be reviewed and feedback given at https://consult.fingal.ie/en/browse

 

Or by post to:

 

Fingal Coastal Way

Senior Executive Officer

Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department

Fingal County Council

County Hall

Main Street

Swords

Co. Dublin.  K67 X8Y2