Councillor Stephen McKee pictured at Donacarney National School.
The long-awaited footpath linking Donacarney National School to Bettystown Cross came a step closer to fruition recently after it was put forward for planning permission by Meath County Council.
The news will be welcomed by the growing number of cyclists and pedestrians in the area and East Meath Fianna Fail Councillor Stephen McKee, who has lobbied strongly for the scheme for years, has cetainly welcomed the development.
“As a past-pupil of Donacarney National School, I have long lobbied for this footpath to be put in place on behalf of residents of Donacarney and the families of school children attending both Donacarney National Schools” he said.
The scheme, as proposed by Meath County Council, will consist of:
The provision of a footpath and cycleway between the existing footpath and cycleway at Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt Na Mara (north) and the existing footpath and cycleway opposite Whitefield Manor (south), along the Eastern side of the R150 for a distance of 700m in the townland of Donacarney Great.
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The proposed works will include the construction of a 3m wide shared footpath and cycleway, a livestock underpass, public lighting and associated accommodation and fencing works, landscaping works, drainage/attenuation works and ancillary works.
The plans, associated technical reports and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection on the Meath County Council online consultation portal, https://consult.meath.ie
Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to the Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Wednesday 19th January 2022.
“I would encourage all interested to have their say on this important development proposal” Councillor McKee said.