Edenderry Regeneration Phase 1 Funding Granted
Rural Regeneration Development Fund 2019 Department of Rural and Community Development announced on the 6th November RRDF for rural projects.
Edenderry, phase 1 regeneration project for the Old Tesco Site back lands project was successful under the above scheme and funding of €522,207 from the Department was secured to construct a Link Road from Granary Court to Fairgreen. Offaly County Council will provide match funding of €174,069 of 25% to bring the total project cost to €696,276.
The project is to construct a 200m Link Road from Granary Court to Fairgreen. This link road proposes to unlock the potential of a large derelict section of Edenderry Town Centre opening up back lands and long derelict opportunity sites.
The benefiting site of 13.38 hectares, stretches from JKL Street to the north all the way to Blundell Park to the south.
Edenderry is located close to the county boundary with Kildare and Meath and the rural hinterland which it serves includes areas in Offaly, Kildare and Meath.
This project will:
• Open up the former Tesco Supermarket site 0.425 hectares, which has laid vacant for over a 15 years detracting from the appearance of the Edenderry Town Centre; Offaly County Council envisage this site as a new Public Library and enterprise, community centre
• Open up the former Williams Waller Grain Stores 1.12hectares (vacant, derelict and centre of anti-social activity)
• Stimulate the development of Office of Public Works (OPW) lands 1.13 hectares, formerly earmarked for decentralisation;
• Open up a combination of small sites totalling 1.805 hectares
• Promote more sustainable transport options through a vital link, improving permeability to Blundell Park (8.9 hectares) and canal greenway
The link Road proposed would provide a road link, footways, cycle-ways, broadband infrastructure and service to support the development of this area and provide the spine for the Master plan being developed and funded by RRDF, 2018.