Waterford to NewRoss Greenway Part 8

Dúnta9 Nol, 2016, 09:00 - 10 Fea, 2017, 17:00

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      Comhairle Chontae Chill Chainnigh

                           Kilkenny County Council


Proposed development by a Local Authority

Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010

Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2011


Waterford to New Ross Greenway

In accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the above Regulations, Kilkenny County Council as lead authority hereby gives notice of proposals pertaining to the following development:


The development of the disused railway line on lands which extend from within Waterford City and County Council’s administrative boundary through to Rosbercon, New Ross as a cycle and pedestrian route.  The route which is 22km in length will begin at Abbey Road, Ferrybank, Waterford and will follow the disused line through or in close proximity to the townlands of Abbeylands, Rathculliheen, Gorteens, Drumdowney Lower, Rathpatrick, Luffany, Curraghmore, Ballyrowragh, Scartnamoe, Rathinure, Rochestown, Aylwardstown, Carrickcloney, Ballyverneen, Forestalstown, Shanbogh Upper and Raheen (Rosbercon), Co. Kilkenny


The works will include the following:

  • The clearance of vegetation on the rail line corridor, retaining boundary hedgerows and boundary vegetation

  • The lifting of the old rails.

  • The laying of a 3 metre wide bituminous surface on a crushed stone base to form the cycle and footpath track

  • Repair and upgrade of existing drains

  • The marking of the aforementioned cycle and footpaths

  • The upgrade and repair of existing bridges so as to accommodate the cycle /pedestrian route

  • The installation of barriers for the safety of Greenway users

  • Stock proof fencing

  • Provision of agricultural crossings Security fencing

  • Screen fencing

  • Screen planting

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection from Friday the 9th of December 2016 to Friday the 27th of  January  2017 inclusive, at the following offices:



Kilkenny County Council,                                              From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

County Buildings,                                                             Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)

John Street, Kilkenny City,




Ferrybank Library,                                                           Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays

Ferrybank Shopping Centre,                                       From 10am to 1.30pm, 2.30pm to 5pm

Ferrybank,                                                                          Wednesday 10am to 1.30pm, 2.30pm to 7pm

Co.Kilkenny                                                                        Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm        



Kilkenny County Council,                                              From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Ferrybank Area Office,                                                  Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)


Co. Kilkenny



Wexford County Council                                               From 9am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5pm

New Ross Municipal District Office,                          Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)

Quay Street,

The Tholsel,

New Ross,

Co. Wexford



Details of the proposed development can also be viewed at https://consult.kilkenny.ie/ and www.kilkennycoco.ie

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be carried out, may be made online at https://consult.kilkenny.ie/, in writing to the undersigned or sent to the following e-mail address Greenway@kilkennycoco.ie

The latest date for receipt of submissions on the above scheme is Friday the 10th February, 2017. Submissions should be clearly marked ‘Waterford to New Ross Greenway’.



Simon Walton,

A/Director of Services,

Kilkenny County Council,

County Buildings,

John Street,