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Route 1 - Derry to Buncrana

Route corridor finalised, Buncrana to Derry greenway 

 

After carefully appraising a range of route corridor options against a number of key constraints, the preferred route corridor linking Derry to Buncrana has now been determined. The route, and the Route 1 - Preferred Route Corridor Selection Report July 2019, are now available below. Detailed drawings will also go on display at Carndonagh Public Service Centre and online from Monday 29 July.

 

 

Following the summer holiday period the Project Team will convene a Public Information event in the autumn. Details of the emerging design proposals for the selected route corridor will be displayed at this event and people will have further opportunity to interact with the project team. Further details to follow in due course.

While the ‘corridor area’ varies in width, the final alignment of the greenway will be within this corridor with an average width of 5m to 7m.

 

Report and accompanying documents, July 2019

 

NWGN - Route 1 - Preferred Route Corridor Selection Report July 2019

 

(high resolution PDF showing route corridor)

 

Appendices, July 2019

 

NWGN Route 1 Appendix A - included in report above

Route 1 - preferred route corridor MAP (with exception of FAHAN area)

NWGN Route 1 Appendix C - Public Feedback

 

NWGN Route 1 Appendix E - Preliminary Environmental Assessment

NWGN Route 1 Appendix F - Scoring Summary

NWGN Route 1 Appendix G - Report

 

 

Project history

In June 2018, as part of the route selection process, two consultation events were held jointly by Derry City & Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council. On Tuesday 26 June, the first event was held in the Lough Swilly Yacht Club, while the following day - Wednesday 27 June - the general public and landowners within the corridor of interest were also able to view plans in Templemore Sports Complex, Derry.

 

Section 3 - Inch Levels to Fahan

 

An additional consultation event was held in Fowler Hall, Tooban, on Thursday 7 February 2019. This event focused solely on the section linking Inch Island to Fahan (known as section 3 on the route options map below in the section called Drawings and Maps 2018). After carefully appraising a range of route corridor options against a number of key constraints, the final NWGN - Route 1 - Preferred Route Corridor Selection Report July 2019 was produced and is available above.

 

Map 3a (showing options linking Inch Levels to Fahan)

Map 3b (showing options through Fahan village) 

 

Some of the crowd in Fowler Hall on Thursday 7 February for the consultation event 

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Communications Manager on nwgreenway@donegalcoco.ie.  

 

Historic reports - 2018

 

Route 1_Constraints Study and Route Options Report

 

The function of this report is to give an overview of the background to the project, placing it in the context of European, national and local policy guidelines which frame the scheme and the development of greenway infrastructure. The report identifies a study area and describes the constraints, opportunities and areas of interest within the study area that form the selection of a number of 'route corridor options'. Several assessment criteria are defined, with an explanation of how each route corridor is assessed against the relevant criteria.

 

Drawings and Maps - 2018

 

Study area, route 1 - Buncrana to Derry

Route corridor options, route 1 - Buncrana to Derry

 

Within the Route corridor option map above, specific areas have more than one option. The plans below link to specific areas and show them in greater detail:

 

Section 1 - Bridgend, route 1 Buncrana to Derry

Section 2 - Inch Lake, route 1 Buncrana to Derry

Section 4 - Fahan Marina, route 1 Buncrana to Derry‌‌

  

Lough Swilly Yacht Club, Fahan. Some of the crowd that attended one of the consultation events for route 1, Derry to Buncrana

Lough Swilly Yacht Club, Fahan. Some of the crowd that attended one of the consultation events for route 1, Derry to Buncrana, which was held in June of this year.

 

 

Last updated: 22 July 2019

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