A SUM of €100,000 granted to Fingal County Council by the National Transport Authority for the advancement of a walkway between Donabate and Malahide across the Broadmeadow Estuary will only cover the cost of an Environmental Impact Statement for the project, it has emerged. Answering a question from Cllr. Darragh Butler on the subject the council explained: 'As part of its allocation of grants to Fingal County Council for 2012, the National Transport Authority has granted a sum of € 100,000 towards the provision of a walkway and cycleway to run between Malahide and Donabate. 'Work proposed as part of the scheme will require the submission of an Environmental Impact Statement to, and the consent of An Bord Pleanála. 'The monies granted will be expended on the preparation of the necessary studies required to compile the Statement for submission to An Bord Pleanála. 'It should be noted that this is a complex and long term project which realistically will be delivered on an incremental basis as funds become available.'
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