There has been a mixed reaction to a new coastal walking and cycle route proposed by Fingal County Council.

The Fingal Coastal way would run from Donabate to Balbriggan. The council says it would offer a sustainable transport choice and encourage tourism and recreation in the area.

It has put the proposed route out to consultation. Submissions can be made until 27 May and more than 100 have already been posted.

While most of the submissions express support for the Greenway some sections of the route are proving controversial.

In Skerries some residents of Quay Street and the Hampton Cove areas of the town have objected to the Greenway going past their houses.

In Quay Street the objectors say traffic and parking are already an issue on the narrow street and they fear the Greenway would add to the problem. Elsewhere in the town some people living in the Hampton Cove area say it would disturb their peaceful estate.

In Loughshinny, a farmer says all three proposed route options would cut across his property and would "have a devastating affect on my ability to farm".

He is calling for the greenway to go around the perimeter of his farm. In nearby Drumanagh several residents have expressed concern about the possible impact on wildlife in their area saying it is one of the few wild places left in North Fingal.

There are also quite a few submissions from people living in Lusk calling for their town to be connected to the proposed greenway. They say the road from Lusk to Rush is too dangerous to walk or cycle with children and say there is a need for a safe link to the train station.

They also cite the historic aspects of Lusk and say it would be an added attraction for tourists to the area.

The Fingal Coastal Way, if built, would connect to the cycle route across the Broadmeadow Estuary from Malahide to Donabate, which is currently under construction.

The two routes would be part of the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network and the East Coast Trail.

The public consultation on the Fingal Coastal Way runs until 27 May and submissions can be made and viewed on the greenways section of the Fingal County Council website.