Landowners withdrawn their objection to CPO for mid Kerry road improvement scheme

pleanalaFive landowners who had lodged objections to a Compulsory Purchase Order for a road improvement project in mid Kerry have now withdrawn their objections. An oral hearing into the matter was due to be heard in the Malton Hotel in Killarney this morning.   An Bord Pleanála received five objections to a Compulsory Purchase Order by Kerry County Council to acquire land to realign the Kilderry Bends on the N70 between Killorglin and Milltown. The €10m project  involves the construction of a new 3.5km road from near Kennedy’s Cross at Tinahalla to Knockavota near Milltown graveyard. Of 25 landowners affected, five had objected to the CPO. Barrister David Browne for Kerry County Council said confirmation had been received from four of the landowners that their objections had been withdrawn yesterday evening. He said discussions with a fifth had concluded this morning. Inspector with An Bord Pleanála Kenneth Moloney then formerly closed the oral hearing. Solicitor John O’Dwyer, who acted for the fifth landowner, declined to comment on the terms of the settlement. However, he said there had been a number of reasons why the objection had been lodged. [audio_player src=””]