On the 20th October 2017, South Dublin County Council granted planning permission for the South Dublin section of the Dodder Greenway, a 17km premium walking and cycling route along the River Dodder.

The decision was welcomed by the National Transport Authority, which advanced the scheme in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council.

Roughan & O’Donovan undertook the feasibility study, project management, planning and environmental assessment for the greenway.

Close co-operation between the client, project manager, ecologists and designers ensured that a significant amount of environmental survey data informed the scheme design, including: 

  • An invasive alien species survey
  • A detailed corridor-wide study of bat species
  • A protected mammal survey

The focus now turns to the Dublin city section of the greenway, as hope grows that sufficient progress will be made to allow construction to begin before the end of the year.


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