Planners no longer want to work in Kerry County Council.

Planners do not want to work in Kerry anymore because there is too much conflict with Councillors and the public according to the Irish Planning Institute. According to the President of the Institute Ian Douglas nobody wants to work in a Council where they are constantly at loggerheads with members.This month an unprecedented 60 section 140 motions are due for debate by Councillors who claim the planners are too rigid in their interpretation of the development plan. Mr Douglas says staff have left Kerry as a result of the constant battle over planning and it`s difficult to replace them as it is no longer a desirable Council to work in. Speaking on this mornings Kerry Today he said the section 140 power may be curtailed because of its overuse in Kerry.