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A senior engineer with Kerry County Council says he is adamant that the proposed south Kerry Greenway project poses no threat to planning applicants on the route.

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The matter was addressed at the recent meeting of the South and West Kerry Municipal District meeting.

Councillor Damien Quigg sought an update on the multi-million euro 27 kilometre greenway from Glenbeigh to Renard saying it was one of the biggest tourism projects the county would ever see.

Senior Executive Engineer with Kerry County Council Tom Sheehy told the meeting that the council is currently in the Complusory Purchase Order (CPO) stage, route selection has been finalised and that route will be available for the public to inspect at two open days this week.

They will be held in the Ring of Kerry Hotel, Cahersiveen this Wednesday and Thursday (June 29th and 30th) between 11am and 8pm.

The detailed design will then go out for public consultation in mid-August, Mr Sheehy said, following this an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) would be done along with CPO and planning documents.

Mr Sheehy said the local authority hopes to lodge planning with An Bord Pleanala before the end of the year.