Little Island Transport Update
To regain a momentary sense of normality, we have positive news in relation to the Part 8 planning application for the pedestrian and cycle route from Bury’s Bridge, Kilcoolishal to Carrigtwohill via Glounthaune. Cork Chamber made a submission on behalf of our business members to this (read here) public consultation closed in February.
The Part 8 then went before the full council on the 9th March where it received full planning approval. To read more on this, the Chief Executive's report for the project may be viewed by clicking here.
In the context of this enhanced connectivity we highlighted that the onward connection from Carrigtwohill to Midleton is instrumental to create a safe cycle and pedestrian corridor from Youghal to Cork. This would be exemplary and without precedent in an Irish context. Such a corridor would bring multiple benefits from increased tourism to improved quality of life for residents, and potential for mid-distance cycle commuting.
We also highlighted that onward connectivity to Cobh and Whitegate should also be actively planned for and implemented to maximise the value of our exceptional and unique harbour.
Image from a County Council report.