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Greenways, economic development get priority in Council plan 31/07/17

| July 31, 2017

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Wexford Co. Council has earmarked spending of almost €4m for next year on the provision of Greenways across the county.

All the proposed developments are in the South of the county with greenways planned to run from New Ross to The Hook, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Wexford to Curracloe and Wexford to Rosslare in addition to one on the old railway line connecting New Ross to Waterford.

The proposed funding is outlined in the Council three year capital programme covering the period to 2019.

In a note on the programme Council Chief Executive Tom Enright says that a core principle of the Council is to maintain and develop local services and infrastructure which are central to progressing economic development within the county.

Economic Development gets priority in the plan with €1.8m earmarked for spending on Wexford Quays next year with the bulk of this money to go on the proposed development at Trinity Warf which it is hoped will attract financial services jobs to Wexford.

€800,000 has been set aside for the consolidation and development of the Market House site in Gorey while   €855,000 is planned for a Business Park in Enniscorthy.

More than €700,000 is to be spent on Templeshannon Urban Renewal in Enniscorthy while a total of €1m is to be spent over the next two years on an enhancement project for Enniscorthy Town Centre.

In the area of public ameniti4es the biggest spend over the next two years will be on Wexford’s new neighbourhood Park at Killeens. A total of €1.6m will be spent on the park between now and 2019.

A total of €1.2m will be spent on Gorey Town Park while €2.5m is to be spent on an Activity Park at Carrigfoyle in Barntown.

Meanwhile the Council plans to spend €1m. on refurbishment works at Enniscorthy Courthouse and €200,000 has been set aside for the purchase and repair of the Mechanic’s Institute building in Wexford town.

While the overall plan which covers every aspect of the Council’s activities is seen as somewhat of a wish list with some projects dependent on national funding for completion the bulk of the plan is e3xpected to be implemented

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