Carlingford Greenway – Section III - ML2023023

Consultation opened on 01 November 2023. Closing date 29 November 2023.


Proposed development of a greenway from Victoria Lock Amenity Site, to Republic of Ireland border, County Louth, to include approximately 1km of timber boardwalk with steel sub structure along the coastline of Carlingford Lough.

This web page publishes all relevant documentation to assist consultees in responding to the consultation issued for a Marine Licence application under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.


Consultation description


Reference:  ML2023023
Project Type: Construction
Location: Coastline of Carlingford Lough from NI/RoI border to Victoria Amenity site, Newry
Coordinates: Irish Grid Reference: 311151, 320119
Applicant:  Newry, Mourne & Down District Council (Agent – Doran Consulting)
Status:  Under consideration

Project Description

The Carlingford Lough Greenway is divided into 3 sections, with a total length of 7 kilometres.  The project submitted to DAERA Marine Licensing refers to Section 3.2 and Section 3.4 of the Greenway project.

The components of this project that are subject to a Marine Licence within the NI jurisdiction are limited to:

  • The installation of c. 435m, and c. 590m of proposed of 4m wide timber boardwalk with steel sub-structure below the MHWS along the shores of Carlingford Lough between Victoria Lock Amenity Site and the RoI border at County Louth.

EIA Screening Opinion

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is the marine licensing authority for the Northern Ireland inshore region as set out at section 113(6) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. DAERA is also the appropriate authority under the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 as amended (the EIA Regulations). 

DAERA Marine Licensing has made a screening decision that the works proposed would not require an EIA under the Regulations. DAERA Marine Licensing are content that no issues have been raised during this screening  process and that due to the transboundary nature of the project, that the proposed works will have no significant effect on the environment in either of the NI and RoI jurisdictions. However, these works will require a marine licence and that application will now be considered under Part 4 of the the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA). Conditions must be met under this licence in regard to mitigation measures

Planning Authorisations

'This project has been granted full planning permission under the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (Planning Act).

Northern Ireland Planning Portal link - Northern Ireland Public Register (

Planning Application Reference Number – LA07/2023/2587/F
NI Planning Portal Reference – PP-12146962

How to respond

Please send your written responses to the consultation to the email address listed below.

Please note the closing date for responses is 29th November 2023.

Any comments received after this date will not be included in the final decision.


  1. Marine Construction Licence Application Form
  2. Shadow Habitat Regulations Assessment
  3. Outline CEMP
  4. Method Statement
  5. Marine Coastal Zone Assessment
  6. Combined drawings  - Victoria Lock Amenity Site to RoI border
  7. EIA Screening Report

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