With funding for the development of the Midleton to Youghal (MY) Greenway having been approved, Cork County Council has set out the following update on it’s proposals in relation relation to this project.
The disused railway corridor is adjoined by a mixture of private residential, agricultural, commercial and community property. The names and addresses of registered land owners have been compiled using Land Registry’s online service, Land Direct. Letters will shortly be issued to registered land owners whose property directly adjoins the disused railway corridor to outline the next steps and requesting them to provide their contact details to facilitate communication in the roll out of the project. A dedicated phone number and email address is being put in place for land owner and public queries and an information page will be set up on the Council’s website to provide project updates to members of the public.
An Ecologist will undertake a walk-through visual survey in the coming weeks to update our information and develop detailed proposals for site-specific issues. There are several known stands of Japanese knotweed located within the railway property and these will also be treated in accordance with established protocols.
It is planned that site clearance work will be undertaken between November 2019 and February 2020 which will allow further investigation and assessments of the route corridor and its structures to be carried out. On foot of this, a detailed design will be developed and it is anticipated that construction will start in late spring 2020. It is expected that the Greenway will take approximately two-and-a-half years to complete.