Call for plan of action to be devised for Tralee’s empty buildings

A plan of action should be devised for empty premises in Tralee so buildings are maintained in a way that promotes a positive image of the town. Cllr Toireasa Ferris That’s according to Sinn Féin Cllr Toireasa Ferris who has called on Kerry County Council to provide a list of such buildings. Responding to Cllr Ferris, the council said under the Derelict Sites Act, it has maintained a register of properties and are pursuing the upgrading of same on a regular basis. It noted however the act is not sufficient to provide the vitality in streetscapes that is necessary for the positive image of the town to be reinforced. It added the council would continue to work with Tralee Chamber Alliance and individual property owners to bring properties back into effective use. It also aims to reinforce the upgrading of the public infrastructure in these areas to attract business into vacant units. In conclusion, the council said the upgrading of the Mall, Denny Street and the development of the Denny site were positive statements for the centre of the town.