Carlingford Greenway – Section III - ML2023023

Consultation opened on 30 August 2023. Closing date 27 September 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 formulating a view on the EIA Screening Opinion, due to the nature of the project it is subject to the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.


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:  EIA Screening Opinion

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), Marine and Fisheries Division is the marine licensing authority for the Northern Ireland inshore region under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the appropriate authority for Northern Ireland as set out in the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.

Under the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, DAERA Marine Licensing Branch are undertaking a 28 day consultation on the proposal with consultees in order to determine if an Environmental Impact Assessment is required for aspects of the project within the marine licensable area (below MHWS).

Planning Authorisations

This project is also currently in open consultation on the NI Planning Portal-

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 27th September 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

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