Over 7.6 million euro has been awarded to Meath County Council for redevelopment works for Flower Hill in Navan.

The funding announced this morning has been secured under the latest tranche of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

It’s the full amount the local authority submitted for under the scheme, which will see several areas of improvement for Flower Hill.

The largest portion of the project, which is set to cost €10.3 million in total, will see €4 million spent on the creation of a riverbank walk between the street and Blackwater Park.

‘Streetscape Enhancement’ works such as upgraded surface paving, new pedestrian and cycle paths and the creation of a Community and Cultural Centre are also included in the project, as well as Frontage improvement works.

The Department of Housing and Local Government has described the project for Flower Hill as a “catalyst for the development within an area of decline and dereliction” that was once a “hive of activity”