Feasibility Study – Creation of Wetland Park & Heritage Trail – Castlebay

Client: Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership & Brocagh and District Regeneration Group

The Challenge

To assess the feasibility of the creation of a wetland park at Castlebay, Lough Neagh.

The Role

We delivered the following project components:

  • A baseline study – establishing the current status of habitats and species on the site by undertaking an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and providing management recommendations that will promote the conservation interest of the site. This included a costing exercise that also takes account of the safe removal of the Himalayan Balsam
  • Identification of options (including costings) for the:
    • Development of a wetland park
    • Improvement of quayside access
    • Development of a 300-metre looping nature trail

Project Partners

Blackstaff Ecology 

Project Funders

Heritage Lottery Fund and Brocagh and District Regeneration Group