first_imgHaving been very vocal on the issue over the past number of years,Sinn Féin Cllr Cora Harvey has today welcomed the recent confirmationat local area level that the Council has finalised land negotiationsand works on the Trusk Road Footpath are due to commence shortly.Cllr Harvey said:“I questioned Council Officials on this matter at the last StranorlarElectoral Area Meeting and was delighted to be informed that the dealis near completion and works will commence shortly. “This is a welcome development for all the pedestrians and motoristswho use the stretch of road, in particular the residents of theWeavers Estate who have been waiting for this footpath for some 10years.“The difficulties in securing this project have been well documentedin County Council and Local Area minutes and the Council wasrepeatedly urged by all members of the Local Area Committee to takewhatever steps necessary to ensure this work was completed.“On one occasion, in September 2009, when I was newly elected, Isubmitted a motion to Donegal County Council to take all actionnecessary to secure the strip of land required. I was fortunate toenjoy the support of my Council Colleagues with Cllr McGowan secondingthe motion. My sole motivation was to ensure a timely resolution of anissue which had been ongoing for years.“One of the options available to local authorities to secure landrequired for Public use is a CPO. The CPO mechanism, in certaincircumstances, can be a useful tool in reaching an agreement in landnegotiations and can ensure that a fair price for both the vendor andbuyer is secured. “I am glad this issue has been finally resolved and I would like tocommend the Council Officials and the Landowner for coming to anarrangement in the best interests of all..FOOTPATH ON DANGEROUS TWIN TOWNS ROAD GETS GO AHEAD was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more