Extension of duration sought for Tralee housing development

An extension of duration is being sought on planning permission for a housing development in Tralee.

PSA Sugrue Limited has applied to Kerry County Council regarding planning for 52 houses in Ballyvelly.

A previous application was turned down last year.

This proposed development site is bounded to the east by the Cois Lí and Caheranne Village housing estates and to the south by the canal.

The plans comprise 32 semi-detached houses, 20 terraced houses, and 115 car parking spaces, as well as a public park which the developer says would connect the greater Caheranne Road area of Tralee to the canal and Lee Valley.

Planning permission was initially granted by An Bord Pleanala in 2012; the developer, PSA Sugrue Limited, is now seeking an extension of duration under the Planning and Development Act 2000 on the grounds that development has started.

The developer also applied for an extension of duration last year on different grounds, but was refused by the council who said the site is in an area at risk of flooding according to two studies – the Irish Coastal Protection Strategy Study (ICPSS) and the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM).

Kerry County Council is due to make a decision on the case on the 4th of May.