Foxford-based FG Councillor Neil Cruise is calling on Mayo County Council to immediately publish the Part 8 planning required to get the Velo Rail project underway in Kiltimagh.

The project, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, will involve the self-propelling of carriages on a 12 km section of the old railway track running from Kiltimagh towards both Claremorris and Swinford.

It's estimated the Velo Rail could attract over 30,000 visitors each year to the area.

Councillor Cruise says the project will be a major tourism attraction, and he's urging Mayo County Council to proceed with the publication of the Part 8 planning required for change of use of the track.

This will then go for public consultation before coming back before Councillors - first at  Municipal District level, and will then go before a full meeting of the local authority.

 

 

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