Shortage of water for new industry in Killorglin.

A development plan for Killorglin shows that the town does not have enough water to accommodate any further industry.A water treatment plant is planned but before it`s built the town does not have sufficient capacity to service a large industrial development. The plan aims to promote Killorglin as a regional employment centre for South Kerry.The strategy says Killorglin has not benefited from the growth in tourism in the area, with the exception of Puck Fair. Given its location on the Ring of Kerry the town has much greater potential. A threefold strategy has been devised which begins with developing the area as a higher order retail and services centre. The growth of a regional employment base is the next step and thirdly Killorglin is to be developed as a centre for outdoor pursuits and tourism generated by the ring of Kerry. The report notes that while the employment prospects in the town are good many of those that work there live elsewhere. It points out that if more services and retail developments are encouraged it will be a more desirable place to live. Kerry County Council has prepared the strategy to pave the way for the town over the next six years. It will now be put out for public consultation before coming back to Cllrs for final adoption.

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