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OSM Environmental Consulting are delighted their assessments helped secure approval for this project linking Derry/Londonderry and Donegal by public walkway.
The project, which received its funding from both the Irish and Northern Irish governments, as well as a Special EU Programmes Body, was unanimously approved by Derry City and Strabane District Council planning committee this Monday.
The previously disused and derelict strip of land will be transformed into a public walking and cycling route linking Derry City, NI, and Muff in the Republic of Ireland.
OSM were involved with various forms of assessment at the bridge and pathway section at the Bay Road portion of the 8.5km route. Over a period of two months, they conducted Drainage Assessments, as well as Phase 1 and Phase 2 Contaminated Land Assessments, helping to secure planning approval for the project.
Committee Chair, Councillor Christopher Jackson, commented that the project achieved the council’s goals of sustainable development and encouraging constituents to “reap the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity”.
“We were informed of the project’s time constraints, particularly with regard to the Phase Two Contaminated Land Assessment, and the team were able to provide expert scientific assessments in line with the briefed timelines.
“Having applied our specialist skills to finish our assessments in late January, it’s fantastic to see another client swiftly gain approval – especially in such a landmark project.”