Delgany to Blacklion Cycleway & Road Compulsory Purchase Order hearing
On Tuesday Bord Pleanala held a hearing, by Teams, into plans to build the missing central section of this road. The Council needs to acquire about 20 small pieces of land, mostly at the end of gardens. 9 householders objected mostly wanting better boundaries to protect privacy.
This road connects 5 large schools and is narrow and dangerous to cycle along. When built it will provide 4m wide cycle and footpaths on either side of a 6m road. This will be much safer and it should encourage children to walk & cycle to school. I have pressed for this for over 10 years, in order to reduce car use, and I am glad to see progress. The Inspector will produce a report and hopefully the Bord will confirm the CPO allowing the Council to complete design of the 700m of road. Possibly construction could start next Summer provided there are no Court cases.