Kerry County Council investigating allegations of illegal dumping and sewage overflow

Kerry County Council is investigating allegations of illegal dumping and sewage overflow at a caravan and camping park in West Kerry.

The owner of Seaside Caravan and Camping Park in Cappaclough (pronounced: CAPPA-CLU) West, Camp has strenuously denied the claims.

Kerry County Council has confirmed that it’s investigating complaints relating to alleged illegal dumping and sewage overflow at the Seaside Caravan and Camping Park in Cappaclough West, Camp.

The owner of Seaside Caravan and Camping Park, Ross Wells, has rejected the allegations.
He says rubbish from the site is removed legally by a licensed refuse collector and he spent €14,000 last year on waste disposal.

In relation to the caravan and camping park’s sewerage system, Mr Wells says €2,000 alone was spent last year on the removal of 18 tonnes of sludge from the site.

He has supplied Radio Kerry with documentation to show payments made for legal refuse collection and sewage treatment.

Mr Wells says they have always taken their environmental responsibilities seriously.

He says the caravan and camping park boasts the presence of the natterjack toad as well as rare orchids and says he and his business have worked to protect the natural environment.

Mr Wells says they invested €25,000 on flood defences and also supported the Dingle Way walking route, by providing a bridge.