J3673 : Knock River works, Belfast - February 2015(3)

taken 5 years ago, near to Ormeau, Sydenham, Ballymacarret, Ballyhackamore and Knock, Northern Ireland

Knock River works, Belfast - February 2015(3)
Knock River works, Belfast - February 2015(3)
The green space, between Dunraven Gardens and the northern side of the Knock River, close to this footbridge J3673 : Footbridge, Belfast. Trees have been cut down in preparation for the next phase of the flood alleviation work. My understanding is that they will be replaced upon completion.
The Connswater Greenway, Belfast

A major project involving a neglected river running through east Belfast. Officially described as: “The Connswater Community Greenway is a £32 million investment in East Belfast. The project has been developed by the East Belfast Partnership and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development.
The Connswater Community Greenway will create a 9km [5½ miles] linear park through East Belfast, following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces and remediating the Connswater River itself. The Greenway will reconnect the communities of East Belfast and restore the rivers as community assets. It will create vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation and community events and activities”.

An announcement, on 2 July 2013, included the following “Summer 2013 construction of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway Project will begin with work taking place in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. One of the key elements of work in Victoria Park is a new bridge link from Victoria Park to Airport Road”.

An official press release dated 19 August 2014 contains the following: “The final phase of the Connswater Community Greenway will begin later this year and will include; a C.S. Lewis themed public square at Holywood Arches, public art, new play areas, improvements to the rivers, flood defences, lighting, benches, landscaping, planting and 13kms of new paths for walking and cycling.”
This is the link to the official Connswater Greenway website LinkExternal link

The Knock River, Belfast


A short river in east Belfast. It rises near Stormont and merges with the Loop River, near Con O’Neill’s bridge, to form the Connswater.

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Saturday, 21 February, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 February, 2015
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Construction, Development 
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Belfast 
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Irish: geotagged! J 366 732 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.3573N 5:53.1832W
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Flood Alleviation  Knock River (Belfast)  Trees  Felled Trees  Green Space 

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