River Restoration & Greenway Project

by Rachel Cunningham
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A new plan for the landscape of the Santry River promises for it to become “the backbone of a new green infrastructure project”, which will aim to facilitate nature, pedestrians and cyclists, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The project will form a route from the biosphere of Dublin Bay at St Anne’s Park to Dublin’s wider hinterlands at Sillogue.

It is planned that Santry River will be an “integrated green blue landscape for ecology and amenity”, which will be incorporated with a variety of sport, cultural and recreational activities.

Dublin City Council, through agreement with Fingal County Council and the National Transport Authority, has commissioned studies to address the high levels of existing flood risks in Dublin.

The council seeks to implement a river restoration, flood alleviation, greenway and environmental protection project to improve the River Santry in Dublin from its origin in Harristown within Fingal County Council to its point of discharge at James Larkin Road.

The duration of the framework is for a period of four years subject to an annual review and budgetary constraints.

The project team will be reaching out in early Autumn to engage with the public on these plans.

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