Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has recommended planning approval for the provision of major footpath and cycleway provision with associated landscaping and fencing at Creggan Burn, Derry.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
The approval provides a new footpath and cycleway infrastructure within Creggan Burn Park and also includes landscaping, street furniture, fencing, gates, lighting and drainage. Creggan Burn Park is a large nine hectare open space area bounded to the north and south by the higher density residential areas of Rosemount, Glen Road and Creggan Road in the city.
Mark H Durkan said: “This is welcome news for the Rosemount and Glen Road areas and adjacent neighbourhoods of the city. The proposal provides for well-planned footpath and cycleways that provide linkages into the surrounding communities from this strategically located area of open space. At the same time it provides for enhanced security and access arrangement for adjacent residences, this is welcome as this area has been blighted with anti-social behaviour over a number of years.
“The proposal also contributes to the ongoing development by Derry City Council of its Access Plan that envisages a citywide network of greenways for walking and cycling. This shows how planning can promote sustainable urban and rural access opportunities within the Derry City Council area, and provides recreational, health, amenity and tourism benefits.”