Harry Reynolds Road Pedestrian & Cycle Way proposes to remove 170 trees in Balbriggan

July 23, 2020 0

Fingal County Councils proposals for a new pedestrian and cycle route has created major concerns with the design as it proposes to remove 170 trees across the chosen route. While the people of Balbriggan have broadly welcomed the investment, they are not willing to accept the current design at the expense of so many trees. The proposal also suggests that there will be 225 newly planted trees but not be in the area from where they are being removed.

Harry Reynolds Road Cycle & Pedestrian Route eventThere are other concerns with the suggest road layout, narrowing of Hamilton road which already presents serious traffic congestion particularly at peak times is also a major concern.

At the request of Balbriggan Community Council and Balbriggan Tidy Towns a meeting was convened and attended by Cllr Tony Murphy and Cllr Grainne Maguire.

Members of both committees along with the local Councillors walked the route to get a better understanding of what is proposed and to look at alternative design options to save as many trees as possible.

Fingal county Council road engineers have been invited to walk the route with the local Councillors to discuss possible changes that have been put forward by the community.

It is important that as many people as possible look at the plans on line, consider them and send in their comments in order to allow the designers understand and adhere to the wishes of the community.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development must arrive no later than 5pm on Wednesday 19th August 2020.  You can make a submission by clicking on the link below.

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