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Buncrana to Derry greenway 15.06.21

DONEGAL County Council has confirmed that the planning application for the greenway linking Buncrana to
Bridgend, as part of the overall Derry to Buncrana route, will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála this year.
Further details can be found at www.nwgreenway.com
The Buncrana route was selected after an extensive consultation process began in February 2018, culminating with the preferred corridor being published in July 2019.
The greenway links Bridgend to Burnfoot before carrying on to Inch Nature Reserve, where one alignment spurs for Newtowncunningham and a second alignment continues on to Fahan Marina and ends at the shore front in Buncrana.
In June 2020, Derry City and Strabane District Council submitted the planning application which will link into this portion of the greenway at Bridgend, bringing it through Templemore Sports Complex and terminating in the grounds of St Columb’s College. Plans for the A2 Buncrana Road will subsequently link the greenway into a new dedicated shared lane bringing cyclists and pedestrians safely to the Culmore Road roundabout, allowing users to link into the Bay Road Park (and ultimately to continue on to Muff) and the dedicated cycle route that takes users into the city centre along the River Foyle.
Construction on the project's Muff to Derry route is due to commence within months.
Rónán Gallagher, Communications Manager for the greenway project said: "This cross-border infrastructure project is vital for the development of the North West City Region and of Inishowen in particular. Subject to planning approval, it will play a significant role in encouraging active travel whilst benefiting the health and wellbeing of everyone who will use it. With construction also imminent in Muff and additional sections being considered linking Buncrana to Carndonagh and Muff to Quigley’s Point, the greenway network in Inishowen is now taking shape, and will ultimately feed into a wider county network being planned across all the municipal districts."
Further details on the project and the selected route corridor can be found at www.nwgreenway.com .
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