Two routes between Baldoyle and Portmarnock were assessed for their functionality, safety and impact on the Baldoyle Estuary SAC. One route is on the seaward side of the road along the estuary, while the second route was located on the landward side of the Coast Road. An Appropriate Assessment was carried out to establish the impact of both routes on the Baldoyle SAC and this study found that the landward route was the most appropriate in terms of impact on the designated site.
The National Parks & Wildlife Services agreed and approved the findings of the Appropriate Assessment and therefore the County Council is planning to proceed with the landward route.
The Baldoyle Racecourse lands are now in ownership of Fingal County Council and the lands to the north of Moyne Road are in ownership of a developer. The County Council will explore the possibilities of developing the walkway between the Moyne Road and Portmarnock Bridge with the developer of this site.