Planning permission granted for Tralee-Fenit Greenway

Planning permission has been granted for the Tralee to Fenit Greenway project.

Members of Tralee Municipal District approved the project’s development at their monthly meeting.

The proposed Tralee to Fenit Greenway project will be 10.6 kilometres in length and involve 45.9 acres (18.5 hectares) of land.

It will bring walkers and cyclists from Ballynahoulort in Tralee to the carpark in Fenit village.

277 submissions were made by organisations, sports clubs and members of the public as part of the public consultation process.

Kerry County Council acquired the ownership of the disused railway line and the three-metre-wide tarmac greenway will be developed along this route.

Clearing of vegetation, lifting of the old railway line, two bridges and agricultural underpasses will all be part of the project.

A further 2.2 kilometres of the amenity trail in Tralee Town Centre was completed in 2016 linking Tralee Railway Station to Mounthawk.

An application for funding for the project is to be made this month.