Laytown based FF councillor Tom Behan has told Meath Live that he welcomes the substantial grant aid recently handed down to assist with the development of a riverside park in the coastal village.
He said, ‘I’m delighted to receive confirmation that Laytown Riverside Park has been allocated €39,904 towards the development of the green area adjacent to the playground in Laytown.
‘Earlier this year I submitted an application under the Town and Village Renewal scheme to seek funding under the project development section which would allow us to conduct relevant studies and impact statements on the grounds which will hopefully pave the way for us to develop this underutilised green area and transform it to a plot of land that can be used by all.
‘This is a project I have been working on for some time along with my colleagues within the Laytown Village Enhancement Committee, we have spearheaded this project and if successful we would envisage that the area would include public walkways, a performance area, outdoor gym, picnic benches, bins, trees and planting areas.
‘I was pleased to see this plan included in the public realm plan for the area, and today’s allocation is another positive step towards progressing this project.
We will now be able to conduct our ecological surveys along with an appropriate assessment and environmental impact assessment on the grounds and hope that from there we will be able to apply for planning permission and have the project shovel ready for 2022.