High density of residential houses causes concern in West Kerry

Locals in West Kerry are expressing concern over the high density of residential houses that are with Kerry County Council. Objections have been lodged to a number of applications for housing developments in Dingle and The Gaeltacht. One of the applications has been forwarded on to An Board Pleanala having been granted by Kerry County Council.The general sentiment by the objector is that this type of development is excessive and the region is in danger of becoming a ghost down for many months of the year as they say the houses will be occupied for the summer. Irish language agencies are also expressing concern about the effect these developments will have on the growth of the Irish language and culture in a Gaeltacht region.Meanwhile a decision is due from An Board Pleanala on a proposed development in the Cloonties in Ballyferriter. A group calling itself Cosaint Na Gaeilge formed last year and objected to the development on the grounds that they believe populating the area with English speakers is compromising the growth of the Irish language and culture. They want conditions put in place to ensure this doesn`t happen.