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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Northern Ireland

NI greenways: Nichola Mallon publicizes £2.8m funding package deal – #NewsEverything #NorthernIreland


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Greenways may help provide well being, environmental and financial advantages

A £2.8m funding package deal for six NI greenway tasks has been introduced by the infrastructure minister.

Nichola Mallon made the announcement throughout a go to to Belfast’s Lagan Gateway greenway, which might be one of many tasks to profit from funding.

Greenways to obtain funding are in North Down, Strabane, Strathfoyle, Banbridge and Belfast.

The funding package deal will present 50% of prices for every scheme, in line with the minister.

Councils might want to present enterprise circumstances to the Division for Infrastructure indicating half funding for the opposite 50%.

The Strathfoyle Greenway in Derry Metropolis and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) has been allotted £1.28m – the biggest share of general funding, whereas Strabane’s North Greenway has been allotted £490,000.

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Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon says she needs to see “extra greener and cleaner locations throughout our island”

The 2 tasks within the Belfast Metropolis Council space are Forth Meadow Neighborhood Greenway (£375,000) and Lagan Gateway Greenway (£550,000).

Banbridge Riverside Stroll will obtain £90,000, whereas the North Down Coastal Path in Ards and North Down Borough Council will obtain £12,500.

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“The 4 councils to profit have indicated that the schemes could be prepared to start work on the finish of the monetary yr,” Ms Mallon mentioned.

“Nonetheless, you will need to say that is only the start. I wish to see extra greener and cleaner locations throughout our island, the place households and communities can thrive.”

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