Wexford Town to Rosslare Strand Greenway
The Wexford Town to Rosslare Strand Greenway route will commence in the vicinity of proposed Trinity Wharf development in Wexford Town and extend in southerly direction over an approximate distance of 10-12km to terminate at Rosslare Strand Train Station. The Greenway is intended to provide a recreational amenity and a sustainable commuter corridor and tourist route.
The Greenway will form part of a regional strategy for the South East region to develop an integrated network of greenway and blueway schemes. The Wexford Town to Rosslare Strand Greenway will connect with existing and planned greenways and blueways and will seek to encourage and promote active travel in a safe and controlled environment.
The scheme encounters a number of significant constraints including the Dublin-Rosslare rail line, the Wexford Harbour and Slobs Special Protection Area (SPA), the River Slaney Valley Special Area of Conservation (SAC), and the Wexford Slobs and Harbour proposed Natural Heritage Areas (pNHA).
The objectives for the greenway are:
- To provide a greenway as a sustainable transport route that links the resort of Rosslare Strand with Wexford Town;
- To provide a safe cycle and walking facility for visitors and for the communities of the towns and village along the route;
- To join up with other greenways, cycle and walking trails and routes in the region to provide an integrated network;
- To make connections to Ireland’s Ancient East and other national, regional and local tourism sites across the county and the region;
- To encompass the local heritage, history and culture of the area into the Project;
- To provide a recreational amenity that promotes and encourages healthy living and wellness through walking and cycling; and
- To meet, in so far as it is possible, the ‘5 Ss’, namely Scenic; Sustainable; Substantially Segregated and Shared Use; Offer Lots to See and Do; and Strategic.
The project is currently at Route Selection stage. FT will provide the following key deliverables during the course of the appointment:
Stage (i) Feasibility Study / Route Selection Report
- Constraints Study Report
- Route Selection Report
- Preliminary Structures Report
Stage (ii a) Preliminary Design
- Screening Statement for Appropriate Assessment
- Screening Statement for Environmental Impact Assessment
- Preliminary Design Report
- Cost Benefit Analysis
Stage (ii b) Environmental Assessment & Statutory Processes
- Natura Impact Statement (NIS)
- Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR)
- Development Consent Documents
- Foreshore Consent Documents
FT is also undertaking the role of Project Supervisor for the Design Phase in accordance with the Health and Safety Regulations.
No. rail crossing
No. of watercourse crossings