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Limerick Council launch plans for Newcastle West Greenway Hub

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Newcastle West Greenway Hub development will be another asset to the Limerick Greenway.

Observations from the public on the proposed Greenway Hub in Newcastle West can be submitted to the Council online

By I Love Limerick correspondent Stella Gordon

Newcastle West is one of the six entry points of the Limerick Greenway.
Newcastle West is one of the six entry points of the Limerick Greenway.

Limerick City and County Council have launched a public consultation process on plans to develop Newcastle West Greenway Hub. The proposed development in Newcastle West is to include an open space accessible to the public, space for temporary bike hire facilities, car parking spaces, universal access parking, electric vehicle charging points, coach and minibus parking facilities, additional public realm elements including benches, bins, bike stands, and a bike repair station.


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The council have announced the Newcastle West Greenway Hub plan also includes the provision of a new signalised pedestrian and cycle crossing point on Station Road which will provide a safe connection from the existing Bishops Court to the Newcastle West Town Centre to the Newcastle West Greenway Hub.

The detailed plan can be viewed online and in council offices. Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area must be lodged by 4pm on November 17.

After this, a report will be prepared for elected councillors before a final decision is made.

The Limerick Greenway is currently 40km long, built along the former Limerick to Tralee railway line. The Greenway is a redeveloped off-road cycling and walking route that can be accessed through any one of the six entry points.

The six entry points are Rathkeale, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Barnagh, Templeglantine, and Abbyfeale. The Greenway has proven to be a very successful attraction in Limerick, for both tourists and locals. Plans are continually being made for the Limerick Greenway with hopes of it being 85km long when fully completed and run from Limerick to Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Submissions and observations can be made in writing to The Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City & County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick. Online submissions can be made HERE 

For more information on the Greenway Hub, go HERE 

For more stories on Limerick Greenway, go HERE 

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