Leitrim County Council is proposing to develop a Blueway along the route of the River Shannon from
Carrick-on-Shannon to Leitrim Village and on to Battlebridge. The proposed Carrick-on-Shannon to Battlebridge Blueway will provide a high-quality cyclist and pedestrian Blueway route between Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim Village and Battlebridge Lock. The Blueway will provide recreational experiences for tourists and the local community using the existing natural assets and will act as an economic stimulus in the area, county and the region. Starting at Corryolus to the north west of Carrick-on-Shannon, the Blueway will follow the route of the River Shannon northward for a length of some 8km ending approximately 1km west of Leitrim Village at Battlebridge Lock Gates. The map of the proposed study area is shown.
The principal objective is to provide a high-quality cyclist and pedestrian Blueway route along or close to the River Shannon between Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim Village and Battlebridge Lock, transformative in its nature and scale, which will enhance Carrick-on-Shannon as one of the key destinations on the River Shannon.
Also, the other objectives are:
• To improve the attraction of the river corridor through a recreational cycle and pedestrian route.
• To provide recreational experiences using the natural assets of the area.
• To improve connectivity between Carrick-on-Shannon and Leitrim Village.
• To increase and promote the amenity value of the River Shannon.
• To promote the historical, cultural and heritage value of the area.
• To increase the accessibility of the area to locals and visitors alike.
• To support economic opportunities for the surrounding rural areas.
In relation to the Carrick-on-Shannon to Battlebridge Blueway proposal, Leitrim County Council would be pleased to hear from you. The County Council has delivered information on the project to all households within the study area. This also includes a feedback form for your comments or observations.
This period of public consultation will take place from 2pm on Wednesday 2nd June through to 5pm on Friday 25th June. The closing date for receipt of submissions on the proposed blueway development is 5pm is Friday 25th June.
If you are outside the study area but would like to contribute or you need further information please contact the County Council design consultants, Jennings O’Donovan & Partners Limited, Finisklin Business Park, Sligo email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel No: 0719661416
Leitrim County Council values the opinion of the community on the project and welcomes comment from public and interested parties.
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