KILKENNY BIODIVERSITY AND RECREATION COUNTRYSIDE PARK

The Dunmore municipal landfill,  located just 5km north of Kilkenny City Centre, ceased operation in 2010.  Kilkenny County Council now seek to develop this site, which occupies an area of circa. 17 acres, into a new biodiversity and recreational countryside park.

Following a period of public consultation, which commenced in December, 2020,  a planning report and recommendation for the proposed Park was presented to the elected members at the March Council meeting. The proposals put forward were unanimously welcomed and the scheme was approved.

This proposal will unlock the potential of this untapped resource which is located just on the outskirts of Kilkenny City through the development of a high-quality parkland that will attract visitors from the city, county and beyond.

The overall ambition is to develop a parkland that will create a regional destination for health and wellbeing, attracting fitness and outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities, nature lovers and educational providers.

Another key objective of the proposal is to create connectivity back into the city along the River Nore Linear Park onwards onto the Nore Valley walking trail, in turn creating a key element in the Kilkenny City and Environs Green Infrastructure offering.

 

This is an extremely exciting project for Kilkenny. The construction of a park on this site marks a new chapter in its history, transforming what was as a negative on the landscape to something positive which aims to restore and protect our natural environment and heritage adding to the offering of our city and county.

The Dunmore municipal landfill,  located just 5km north of Kilkenny City Centre, ceased operation in 2010.  Kilkenny County Council now seek to develop this site, which occupies an area of circa. 17 acres, into a new biodiversity and recreational countryside park.

Following a period of public consultation, which commenced in December, 2020,  a planning report and recommendation for the proposed Park was presented to the elected members at the March Council meeting. The proposals put forward were unanimously welcomed and the scheme was approved.

This proposal will unlock the potential of this untapped resource which is located just on the outskirts of Kilkenny City through the development of a high-quality parkland that will attract visitors from the city, county and beyond.

The overall ambition is to develop a parkland that will create a regional destination for health and wellbeing, attracting fitness and outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities, nature lovers and educational providers.

Another key objective of the proposal is to create connectivity back into the city along the River Nore Linear Park onwards onto the Nore Valley walking trail, in turn creating a key element in the Kilkenny City and Environs Green Infrastructure offering.

 

This is an extremely exciting project for Kilkenny. The construction of a park on this site marks a new chapter in its history, transforming what was as a negative on the landscape to something positive which aims to restore and protect our natural environment and heritage adding to the offering of our city and county.

Share This: