Permission sought for 868 seat conference centre in Killarney

planning drawings 4Planning permission is being sought for an 868 seat conference centre in Killarney. The major development is earmarked for the site of a former hotel in the town. Torcbridge Limited is seeking permission for the first phase of a visitor and conference centre on a 6.6 acre site formerly known as the Torc Great Southern Hotel on Park Road, Killarney. This development will involve a conference centre of 3,047 square metres incorporating seven multi-purpose auditoria with a total seating capacity of 868. There will also be four cafés, bars and restaurants and a new vehicular entrance off Park Road with a priority controlled junction at Friary Downs. The plans include a 163 space car park and 10 coach parking spaces and new emergency gates for fire brigade access. There will also be a new landscaped public space facing Park Road which includes lands in the ownership of Killarney Town Council. Kerry County Council planners will decide on the application in the coming months.