Derry Metropolis and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee right now accredited plans for the undertaking which is able to see a brand new strolling and biking bridge facility developed throughout an inlet close to Fort George, in addition to a brand new greenway hyperlink which is able to run alongside the riverfront earlier than connecting to Bay Highway Park Native Nature Reserve, through Bay street.
Derry Metropolis and Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy, stated the undertaking would bridge an extended standing hole within the metropolis’s quay path.
“It has been an ambition for Council for some time so I’m delighted that Council’s Planning Committee has right now granted planning approval to allow the undertaking to progress to the technical design and construct phases.
“This undertaking is a key element of Council’s Inclusive Strategic Progress and Inexperienced Infrastructure Plans and, as soon as developed, will facilitate each energetic journey and leisure journeys to the advantage of folks’s well being and wellbeing throughout our Metropolis and District.”
The undertaking kinds a part of the North West Greenway Community undertaking which is a partnership undertaking between DCSDC, Donegal County Council, the Division for Infrastructure (NI) and Sustrans, funded by INTERREG VA, administered by the Particular EU Programmes Physique (SEUPB) to ship 46.5km of cross-border greenway within the North West.
Welcoming the planning approval was SEUPB’s Chief Govt, Gina McIntyre added: “The information of planning approval being granted for the Bay Highway Bridge and greenway undertaking is way welcomed by SEUPB and, as a key undertaking investor, we’re very a lot trying ahead to this transformational undertaking being delivered to facilitate cross-border energetic journey journeys and the advantages that this may carry to the surroundings by modal shift.”
Topic to the preparation of technical designs and the profitable completion of a young course of to nominate a contractor, works are on the right track to start later in 2023.