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Cllr McCaffrey welcomes £8k grant award for feasibility study of proposed Enniskillen-Clones greenway

Published: 21 December, 2016

Sinn Féin Erne East Councillor, Brian McCaffrey, has welcomed the Department of Infrastructure Cycle Unit £8k grant award for a feasibility study into the proposed greenway route from Enniskillen to Clones.

Speaking from Roslea, Councillor McCaffrey said:

"I am pleased that the Council have accepted the letter of offer from the Department of Infrastructure Cycle Unit to progress the greenway strategy in this area.

"The section of proposed greenway for which this feasibility study will now take place roughly follows the route of the old Enniskillen to Clones railway line.

"If this study is successful we will proceed to the next stage with more funding available. This could mean a fantastic asset to the area being resourced and progressed for the benefit of locals and visitors alike who would have sustainable, safe, and easy access to fresh air and exercise.

"The greenway would build upon our tourism offering here and will undoubtedly attract more visitors.

"This proposed Greenway forms part of a larger network which my party colleague, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard, wants to deliver over the next 10 years.

"The Minister aims to introduce 1000km network of greenways across the north. These will complement and link up with greenways which cross the entire island.

"The Clones to Enniskillen greenway section forms a major part of the primary East-West greenway stretching from Larne to Belcoo, via Monaghan, continuing west to county Sligo and beyond.

"This is very much to be welcomed and I am hopeful that the feasibility study is a success and that this greenway can be progressed to the next stage." - Ends/Críoch

Notes for Editor:

More information on greenway strategy: https://nigreenways.com/2016/11/08/government-strategy-aims-for-1000km-of-greenways-across-northern-ireland/