|Waterways Ireland with Carlow, Laois, Kilkenny & Kildare County Councils, LEADER Companies and Fáilte Ireland have been working together for a number of years assessing the tourism and recreational potential of the Barrow Navigation. The initial assessments and proposals formed the Barrow Product Development Study and from that further work has been undertaken by the partners to implement the various proposals the study made. The development of a shared use trail was one of the proposals and it has been branded Barrow Blueway.|||
Barrow Blueway Proposal
Design Proposal Video
The development of a proposal for the Barrow Blueway has a number of stages.
Stages in the Process
- Undertake Environment Reports (EIA & AA)
- Develop Draft Designs
- Public Engagement
- Review Feedback, Finalise Designs & Environment Assessments (current stage)
- Submit for Planning Permission.
- Seek Funding
- Implement the Project
Review Feedback, Finalise Designs & Environment Assessments
Waterway Ireland received feedback about the proposals online, from attendees at the Public Information Events and at meetings with the executive and elected members of the Local Authorities. This feedback is now being reviewed and will be considered as part of the process.
Baseline environmental fieldwork have been completed and the Assessment will be undertaken once the design has been finalised.
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