Planning permission lodged for the South Kerry Greenway project

Planning permission for the South Kerry Greenway project has been lodged.

Kerry County Council, which is seeking to develop the 32-kilometre route from Renard Point to Glenbeigh, had been keen to lodge the planning application as soon as possible, due to possible issues arising from funding requirements.

Copies of documentation relating to the application will be available from this Friday, 31 August, at council offices in Killorglin, Cahersiveen and Tralee and on the Kerry County Council website.

Submissions on the order must be lodged with An Bord Pleanála by 19 October next.

Plans for the South Kerry Greenway includes the construction of a 32-kilometre paved surface securely fenced from adjoining landholdings.

The proposed pedestrian and cycleway route will be predominantly off-road, with 54% using a former railway corridor.

A pre-application consultation meeting was held between Kerry County Council and An Bord Pleanála, following which a report was compiled.

According to the report, 172 landowners are to be affected by the CPO, the majority of which are not opposed to CPO.

Environmental concerns and the impact on residents were also discussed in the meeting.

Kerry County Council has now lodged the planning application for the project.