Minister Griffin called on to investigate the Landscape Assessment of Kerry

A group which promotes tourism in North Kerry is calling on the new tourism minister, Brendan Griffin, to order his department to examine why the area was deemed as not being important for scenery, tourism or recreation.

The Landscape Character Assessment of Kerry was passed by Kerry County Council in 2012 as part of the county development plan.

It stated that parts of the landscape are not designated as important for scenery, tourism, or recreation, in North Kerry.

John O’Sullivan, who’s a member of the North Kerry Tourism Forum, says the assessment is being quoted by An Bord Pleanala in its planning decisions when allowing planning applications for windfarms.

He says this needs to be investigated: