Council waiting for Foreshore Licence for Fenit Harbour dredging

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Kerry County Council is awaiting a Foreshore Licence before it can begin dredging material in Fenit Harbour.

Cllr Mikey Sheehy raised the issue through a motion at the recent Kerry County Council meeting saying the dredging will safeguard the harbour by ensuring clear passage for vessels.

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted a limited Dumping at Sea permit to the local authority which is now waiting on the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to issue a Foreshore Licence.

This licence will outline when the dredging can take place and is needed so the council can go to tender for the dredging operations.