Formally approved at our last Council meeting, I signed the Secion 85 Agreement with Leitrim County County Council allowing them to exercise the functions of Cavan County Council within our county for the purpose of bringing the Greenway to construction stage.
An extensive round of public consultation will now take place involving detailed engagement with landowners and the wider community to select the final route of the Greenway and then develop the plans to bring the matter through to planning.
The timeframe for this next phase will be eighteen to twenty four months at which point the project will be ready to be shovel ready and ready for capital funding.
This work in part of the Council overall plan to join the pieces of existing greenway near Cavan Town, Ballyconnell and Belturbet into a network with adjoining counties. There are also plans in the east of the county around Kingscourt.
During the most recent County Development Plan I secured the inclusion of an objective to develop a link from the SLNCR Greenway to Cavan Burren Park, the Shannon Pot through Glan Gap to joint the Cavan Leitrim. This is a more long term objective but important that it is included for the future.