Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
Greenway Delivery

Volume 1 - chapters

The designated Regional and Local Greenway Routes within Kildare must be given special protection against development upon the Greenway Route corridor. The proposed Industrial Solar Farm at Swordlestown if granted planning [Ref 22111] by KCC will  result in the loss of 500m of the Naas to Baltinglass Greenway, rendering the Greenway Scheme unviable.  Early engagement with Landowners along the Greenway routes can lead to positive outcomes and may help to avoid such problems in the future. The Governments Code of Practice for Greenway Development is the result of many years of work by Government, Local Authorities, Landowners/Farmers organisations on Greenway projects elsewhere in Ireland. If correctly implemented the Code of Practice will significantly  improve the delivery of the designated Greenways in Kildare. We propose that Kildare should adopt this Code of Practice into the New Kildare County Plan 2023-2029.