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Over 200 submissions have been made to date on the future of a major site in Tralee.

The former Denny site, which operated until 2008, was gifted to the town by Kerry Group two years ago.


KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL BEGINS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON FUTURE OF ICONIC TRALEE SITE .  Kerry County Council Editorial Use Only on all images .  Pictures from inside the Denny Bacon Factory site, Island of Geese, Tralee 2016, for the launch of public consultation by Kerry County Council. " The Editorial Use Only license means that the image can only be used for non-commercial purposes. "Editorial Use" "  Photo By : Domnick Walsh ©  Eye Focus LTD ©  Tralee Co Kerry Ireland  Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981  E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie        www.dwalshphoto.com PRESS INFO -- KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL BEGINS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON FUTURE OF ICONIC TRALEE SITE   Kerry County Council has announced the first phase of public consultation on the future use of the Denny Bacon Factory site in Tralee, which was donated to the people of Tralee by Kerry Group in 2014. The Council has received €1.5m in EU funding for the regeneration of the historic site which has enormous and exciting potential for the wider revitalisation of Tralee.   The opening of consultation on the future of the ‘The Island of Geese’ – the historic name of that part of Tralee – coincides with the launch of a new website, www.theislandtralee.ie which will allow people to log on and submit ideas. Survey forms are also being made available at up to 20 locations around Tralee.   Over the next six weeks, members of the public will be able to propose ideas which will be used to form a master-plan for the 2.3 acre site, a minimum of 30% of which will be retained as a public amenity space. All responses will be examined by the Council as that master-plan is developed.   An on-site mobile unit has been opened inside the main entrance to the former factory which members of the public can visit over the coming weeks to discuss their proposals for maximising the economic, cultural, social and civic potential of the factory site. (See social media and website for opening times).   A display of images


Three weeks ago Kerry County Council launched the first phase of public consultation on the future of the former Denny’s site, which extends over 2.3 acres.


The local authority plans to redevelop the site and has got over 200 suggestions from the public so far.


The council has an on-site mobile unit at the entrance to the former factory.


This is going to open daily during the Rose of Tralee International Festival from tomorrow to Wednesday August 24th excluding Sunday from 12pm to 2pm.


Anyone with ideas can submit them at the office.


Ideas can also be submitted online at www.theislandtralee.ie  or by filling out a survey form available in outlets in Tralee.


The consultation will run for another three weeks.