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Leitrim County Council apply for planning for Lough Corgar Greenway

Aug 9, 2021 12:08 By Shannonside News
Leitrim County Council apply for planning for Lough Corgar Greenway Leitrim County Council apply for planning for Lough Corgar Greenway
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The project will involve access to several different parcels of land

Leitrim County Council is to apply for planning permission for a new greenway to link Lough Corgar to Aughawillan.

The route will follow the former Cavan-Leitrim rail line and will link up with a greenway already proposed for Ballinamore.

This 2.9km route will impact a total of 15 landowners, and for the majority will travel along the path of the disused rail line in the area.

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Leitrim County Council has published a Part 8 Planning Application, with the route set to begin at Corgar Lake, and extend eastbound for just under three kilometres.

The route will pass through some forestry but the majority is farmland with the Council describing the co-operation of these landowners as "essential" to its success.

The route will be entirely traffic-free with all existing vegetation and trees cleared before construction.

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The project is being progressed in association with Ballinamore development company and the local authority hopes it will become part of plans for a wider Dromod to Belturbet walking and cycling pathway.

The public can make submissions on the project until the 8th of September.

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