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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 imagesOver 600 submissions have been received by Kerry County Council on the future of the former Denny’s site.

The 2.3 acre site was donated to the people of Tralee by Kerry Group in 2014.

 

Kerry County Council is to host workshops next week with interest groups and business and community representatives to discuss the future use of the site.

A six-week public consultation has now closed and over 600 submissions came in from members of the public.

These submissions will now be collated and categorised and the results will be presented to Tralee Municipal District councillors in the coming weeks.

Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien said the response to the call for submissions has been absolutely fantastic.

The workshops which take place on Wednesday September 21st in the Brandon Hotel will include students, older people, businesses, former Denny factory employees and more.