Lough Derg Canoe Trail

Natura Impact Statement

Combined Map

Individual Maps

Barrow Blueway, Counties Kildare, Laois and Carlow

Natura Impact Statement

Environmental Impact Statement
Proposed Barrow Blueway Co. Kildare, Laois & Carlow
Volume 1: Non-Technical Summary & Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact Statement

Introduction

Chapter 2: Background

Chapter 3 Project Description

Chapter 4: Human Beings

Chapter 5: Biodiversity

Chapter 6: Soil

Chapter 7: Air, Climate, Noise

Chapter 8: Landscape

Chapter 9: Cultural Heritage

Chapter 10: Material Assets

Chapter 11:

https://www.waterwaysireland.org/barrow-blueway

Barrow Reports

Barrow Product Development Study

Barrow Line Ecological Survey

Barrow Navigation Ecological Survey

Market Research on the Barrow​​

Waterways Ireland, Framework for Blueway and Greenway Visitor Experience Development Planning

Tender

On the 24th of March 2021, Waterways Ireland in working in partnership with the four Local Authorities (Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, and Longford) officially launched the Royal Canal Greenway. The Greenway is the latest of a range of greenway options available in Ireland. It is a product of scale, the longest of its kind, stretching for 130km from Maynooth to Longford Town / Cloondara alongside the tranquil and historic Royal Canal. It has potential for local / community use as a recreational space, to attract domestic visitors from Ireland, and to cater for an international audience, interested in completing a long-distance experience.

A steering group (the “Steering Group”) has been established to co-ordinate the development, activation and marketing of the Royal Canal Greenway comprising Waterways Ireland, Longford County Council, Westmeath County Council, Meath County Council and Kildare County Council.

Waterways Ireland wishes to learn from and build upon the experience gained in undertaking this project as it is anticipated that the initial contract in respect of the Royal Canal Greenway will be the first in a series. Waterways Ireland and partner agencies are developing other long distance multi-activity trails alongside its canals which will be branded as either Greenways or Blueways.

Limerick Greenway (Castletroy)

Conclusion: No significant effects likely to arise associated with the potential impacts on environmental parameters

The proposed greenway development at Newtown Castletroy does not trigger the threshold for mandatory EIA/EIAR as set out in the 2001 Regulations (as Amended) and has been assessed as a sub-threshold EIA development. This EIA Screening Assessment has determined that the characteristics of the proposed development are considered not significant due to the scale and nature of the proposed development and its footprint, which is confined to an area of approximately 1.1ha, the characteristics and sensitivities of the receiving environment and design and mitigation measures that will be implemented as part of the construction phase and operation phase of the proposed development

Midleton Youghal Greenway

The proposed development does not exceed any of the thresholds outlined in the Roads Act 1993-2007 that would trigger a mandatory requirement to prepare an EIA Report

An ecological report was prepared for the proposed greenway and this was accompanied by a Stage 1 AA Screening Report. The AA states it is considered that the proposed works do not require progression to second stage Appropriate Assessment

The proposed greenway through the pNHA is to be located on a raised boardwalk

The proposed development Under Section 50 (1) (c) of the Roads Act 1997-2007 and the guidance contained in Section 1 and 2 of the Screening Report is unlikely to have a significant effect on the environment.


This EIA Screening Report concludes that an EIA for the proposed development is not required.

Part 8 Planning Documents 

Midleton to Youghal Greenway Part 8 Chief executive’s Report

Appendix 3 Ammended Figure No. 5.20 (Ecology Report)

Midleton to Youghal Greenway Site Notice

Part 8 Particulars

Part 8 Planning Report

Appendix 1 Cultural Heritage sites 1-13

EIA Screening Report

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report

Ecology Report

Flood Risk Assessment Report

Scheme Drawings

Site Notice & Examiner Press Notice

Blessington Greenway   

Blessington eGreenway: Report to Inform the Environmental Impact Assessment Screening

The Proposed Development will cover approximately 33 km and involve the provision and upgrading of a
greenway mostly through forest and woodlands adjacent to the shoreline of the Blessington Lake/Poulaphouca Reservoir SPA

The greenway surface construction is proposed to consist of a machine laid, bound pavement. A 20 mm surface course is proposed to be laid on a 40 mm to 55 mm base course on 150 mm Clause 804 subbase on a geotextile layer as required. Construction works will require shallow excavation (maximum depth of 200 mm – 300 mm), tree removal and replacement, placement of culverts, single span bridges over larger streams, fencing and minor landscaping.

Approximately 7,265 trees will be required to be removed to facilitate the Proposed Development

The Proposed Development is not anticipated to result in any significant effects. However, where temporary and transient impacts are likely to occur, the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures will reduce the duration and intensity of the impact

  1. 1. Blessington eGreenway – Planning Statement File type .pdf
  2. 2. Blessington eGreenway – Design Statement File type .pdf
  3. 3. Blessington eGreenway – Appropriate Assessment Screening and Natura Impact Statement File type .pdf
  4. 4. Blessington eGreenway – WCC AA Screening Determination File type .pdf
  5. 5. Blessington eGreenway – EIA Screening File type .pdf
  6. 6. Blessington eGreenway – WCC EIA Screening Determination File type .pdf
  7. 7. Blessington eGreenway -Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) File type .pdf
  8. 7.1 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A1.1 – Ballyknockan Ecological Constraint Maps File type .pdf
  9. 7.2 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A1.2 – Baltyboys Ecological Constraint Maps File type .pdf
  10. 7.3 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A1.3 – Blessington Ecological Constraint Maps File type .pdf
  11. 7.4 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A1.4 – Lacken Ecological Constraint Maps File type .pdf
  12. 7.5 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A1.5 – Tulfarris Ecological Constraint Maps File type .pdf
  13. 7.6 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A1.6 – Valleymount Ecological Constraint Maps File type .pdf
  14. 7.7A Blessington eGreenway EclA Appendix A2.1 – Ballyknockan Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  15. 7.7B Blessington eGreenway EclA Appendix A2.1 – Ballyknockan Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  16. 7.8 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A2.2 – Baltyboys Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  17. 7.9 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A2.3 – Blessington Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  18. 7.10A Blessington eGreenway EclA Appendix A2.4 – Lacken Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  19. 7.10B Blessington eGreenway EclA Appendix A2.4 – Lacken Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  20. 7.11 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A2.5 – Tulfarris Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  21. 7.12 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix A2.6 – Valleymount Habitat Maps File type .pdf
  22. 7.13 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix B – Ecological Constraint Tables File type .pdf
  23. 7.14 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix C – Species List File type .pdf
  24. 7.15 Blessington eGreenway EcIA Appendix D – Site Photos File type .pdf
  25. 8. Blessington eGreenway – Flood Risk Assessment File type .pdf
  26. 9. Blessington eGreenway – Transport Assessment File type .pdf
  27. 10. Blessington eGreenway – Archaeological Impact Assessment File type .pdf
  28. 11. Blessington eGreenway – Arboricultural Survey and Assessment Report File type .pdf
  29. 12. Blessington eGreenway – Outline CEMP File type .pdf
  30. 14. Blessington eGreenway – Newspaper Adverts File type .pdf
  31. 15. Blessington eGreenway – Site Notice File type .pdf

Blessington eGreenway High Res Drawings Blessington eGreenway High Res Drawings

Blessington eGreenway Low Res Drawings Blessington eGreenway Low Res Drawings

Grand Canal Greenway

Aylmer Bridge to Clonkeen

Kildare CoCo

Screening Statement in Support of Appropriate Assessment

As the Greenway proposal does not fall within the categories of developments that automatically trigger EIA, it is to be assessed as a sub-threshold development, where the competent authority evaluates whether the project is likely to have a significant effect on the environment, with reference to its scale, nature, location and context.

The six habitats identified as ecologically sensitive areas will not be significantly impacted by the proposed development.

Conclusion: No significant effects likely to arise associated with the characteristics of the proposed development.

The Grand Canal Greenway has been assessed as a sub-threshold EIA development. This EIS Screening Report has concluded that the characteristics of the proposed development are considered potentially not significant due to the minor development footprint

The overall conclusion for this EIS Screening Report is that for the Grand Canal Greenway, a full Environmental Impact Assessment is not required and Kildare County Council, as the competent authority, has made that determination based on the foregoing screening.

Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report for proposed Greenway Cycle Route
Tullamore to Edenderry
EIS Screening Report prepared for Offaly County Council

The Offaly section of the Grand Canal comprises of some sixty four kilometres from Edenderry to Shannon Harbour

The Grand Canal Greenway has been assessed as a sub-threshold EIA development.

This EIS Screening Report has concluded that the characteristics of the proposed development are considered potentially not significant due to the minor development footprint.

The overall conclusion for this EIS Screening Report is that for the Grand Canal Greenways, a full Environmental Impact Assessment is not required. Offaly County Council as the competent authority shall make the determination

Connemara Greenway EIS Report

The project consists of 27km of cycle track connecting Galway to Maigh Cuilinn, Rosscahill and Oughterard; located mainly along the disused Galway to Clifden Railway Line

Connemara Greenway EIS Volume 1 Part I Main Report

Connemara Greenway EIS Volume 1 Part II Main Report

Connemara Greenway EIS Volume 1 Part III Main Report

Connemara Greenway EIS Volume 1 Part IV Main Report

Connemara Greenway EIS Volume 2 Part I Appendices

Connemara Greenway EIS Volume 2 Part II Appendices

Connemara Greenway NIS Part I

Connemara Greenway NIS Part II

Dodder Greenway: EIA Screening Report

June 2017

Screening for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) is required for the Greenway.

Screening Conclusions: The Project does not meet the thresholds for which the preparation of an
Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) is a mandatory requirement.

Report recommends that South Dublin County Council determine that the proposed Greenway does not have the potential to have significant effects on the environment. It is concluded that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is not required for the proposed Greenway