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Monday, 9th September 2019

Tolan to host Boyne Greenway public meetings

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An artist's impression of how the boardwalk would look at Mornington West of the bridge.

East Meath Councillor, Sharon Tolan (FG) is to host two public meetings in September to display the proposed route for the Drogheda to Mornington Section of the Boyne Greenway.

The first meeting will take place in The d Hotel in Drogheda on Monday 16th September from 7.30pm, while the other will take place in the Village Hotel in Bettystown on Wednesday 25th September at 7.30pm.

“Sets of maps are available to view online or in the Council Offices in Duleek and Navan, but I felt it’s such an important project for both Drogheda and East Meath that it’s important as many people as possible will get behind the Planning Application” Cllr. Tolan said.

“Most people are out at work all day and can’t take time off to view the plans in the Council offices so I thought it would be a great idea to display them over two nights in both Drogheda and East Meath so that the public could come along and get a good idea of the proposed plan.

“We need public support for this plan to ensure a positive decision from An Bord Pleanala, whom the Planning Application will be submitted to for a decision. I was very disappointed that Meath County Council chose this way to proceed with Planning, I still feel this should be a Part 8 for us Locally Elected Members to adopt.”

Meath County Council passed the resolution at their September meeting to enter into a Section 85, which is an agreement between Louth and Meath Local Authorities that Meath will take the lead on this project that crosses over the border of both counties.

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They also passed a resolution to enter into a Section 85 Agreement with Louth to take the lead in delivering the repairs to the Obelisk Bridge which also crosses county borders.

“These are more positive signs of collaboration between both Louth and Meath.” said Tolan. “The delivery of the Boyne Greenway will have a massively positive impact for all of us, delivering a great piece of infrastructure for both locals and visitors to the Boyne Valley, but also delivering much-needed footpaths, public lighting and traffic calming measures into the Mornington area, which local residents have been crying out for many years.”

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