Cahersiveen Public Realm Enhancement plans


Kerry County Council has published plans for significant public realm enhancement works in Cahersiveen which will be presented at an open public consultation day on 25 May.

The plans relate to the establishment of a new ‘Daniel O’Connell Quarter’ in the town with an enhanced public realm within the town centre, the Fair Green and along the waterfront.

The proposals include a new boardwalk and waterfront site which will incorporate the new South Kerry Greenway as well as new cycle lanes, a new Library Square, enhancements at the Fair Green and reconfigured parking areas.

The planning and design of the project is supported by €2m in funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

A period of non-statutory consultation has now commenced with members of the public invited to view the plans at Council offices and online as well as during an open day on Thursday, 25 May at Cahersiveen Library. Council staff will be available to discuss the plans with members of the public and interested parties.

Cathaoirleach of the Kenmare Municipal District, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen welcomed the publication of the plans and encouraged members of the public to engage proactively with the public consultation.

‘This is a really exciting moment for Cahersiveen which will greatly benefit from the enhancement of the public realm in the town centre area and new developments along the waterfront and the Fair Green area. I look forward to hearing the views of local residents and other interested parties and to the early completion of this project,’ said Cllr Connor-Scarteen.

Submissions on the plans can be made until 31 May, either in writing to the Cahersiveen Area Office or by email to [email protected]

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