Kerry IFA says greenway project could get bogged down in legal action

The South Kerry Greenway project could get bogged down in legal action.

That’s according to Chair of Kerry IFA Pat O’Driscoll, who says the project could get caught up in an oral hearing and subsequent legal action.

The planning application for the 32-kilometre route has been lodged and the compulsory purchase order published in recent days, following nearly three-and-a-half years of negotiations.

Mr O’Driscoll claims the use of a CPO is an unnecessary use of state powers; Kerry County Council said previously it attempted to secure agreement with all landholders, prior to enacting the CPO.

While he welcomes the application for the greenway due to potential tourism benefits, he believes a completed greenway is still years away.