Public Consultation on the study area and constraints is planned from Monday 16 January to Friday 10 February 2023.
SLNCR Greenway Public Consultation
Leitrim County Council, in partnership with Sligo County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Department for Infrastructure (DfI) are developing the Sligo, Leitrim, Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR) Greenway.
This project is to provide a high-quality greenway from Sligo town to Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, passing through Collooney, Ballintogher, Dromahair, Manorhamilton, Glenfarne, Blacklion, Belcoo and Letterbreen on the way.
The development of the SLNCR Greenway will attract domestic and international visitors to come, explore and stay in the region. The surrounding areas contain attractive scenery and an opportunity for users to interact with nature whilst benefitting from outdoor activity.
The SLNCR Greenway will be a ‘world class’ Greenway linking the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland, bringing communities together and promoting cross border tourism.
Arup have been appointed by Leitrim County Council to provide multi-disciplinary engineering and other specialist consultancy services. That is to bring the Project through the planning process in the Republic and Northern Ireland plus to provide tender documents for Construction of the proposed Greenway in compliance with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Project Management Guideline documents.
The Project is currently at Phase 1 Concept and Feasibility. The purpose of Phase 1 is to develop and investigate in further detail the feasibility of the Project, to identify a suitable study area for the examination of preliminary route options and to implement the project management structure.
Public consultation forms an important part of advancing the design process towards the development of route options and allows the involvement of the public in identifying key constraints.
Public Consultation on the study area and constraints is planned from Monday 16 January to Friday 10 February 2023. This consultation will be held to inform stakeholders of the proposed Greenway Project and study area. This consultation is being held online through our project website which contains all the information that will be displayed at the in-person public consultation. This includes an interactive map of the study area and constraints and a feedback page for the submission of comments or queries. The project website is accessible at www.slncr-greenway.com
We will also hold open days or in-person events which are as follows:
- Public Consultation Event 1:
24 January 2023, 10.30-20.00 Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club, Pearse Road, F91Y762, Co. Sligo
- Public Consultation Event 2:
25 January 2023, 10.30-20.00 The Rainbow Ballroom, Brockagh Lower, Glenfarne, F91 RK54, Co. Leitrim
- Public Consultation Event 3:
26 January 2023, 10.30-20.00 Community Centre Belcoo, 68 Lattone Road, Gorteen, BT93 4EA, Co. Fermanagh
Alternatively, hardcopies of brochures and comment sheets are available for collection from the following offices (addresses below) or call +44 28 9089 0900 to request a copy by post or email email@example.com.
Sligo County Council
Leitrim County Council
Manorhamilton Branch Library Main Street,
Cavan County Council
Farnham St Abbeyland
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Comment sheets can be submitted via the “Contact Us” feedback page on the project website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by return of post to the one of the following addresses:
Arup, 50 Ringsend Road, Dublin, D04 T6X0, or Arup, Bedford House, 16-22 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FD
The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 10 February 2023.
Leitrim County Council values the opinion of the community on the project and welcomes comment from the public and interested parties.
For further information please log on to www.slncr-greenway.com