Part 8 Public Notice - Development of the public realm element - the Island of Geese
FIRST PLANS FOR ISLAND OF GEESE SITE PUBLISHED BY KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL
Kerry County Council has announced plans for the first phase of development of the Island of Geese site in Tralee. Plans for the development of the public realm on the former Denny Bacon Factory site as well as the development of an office block with retail space are going on public display until 20 March.
The proposals represent the first significant on-site developments at the Island of Geese which was recently the subject of a design masterplan. The proposals include the development of a three-storey office development with a retail/restaurant/café unit on the ground floor. Also proposed is a public realm space covering approximately one-third of the space
A linear park with an appropriate balance of hard and soft landscaping.
Retention of the original brick chimney stack and extending its heights from 15m to 32m resembling its estimated original height.
The public realm, which includes paving, curved seating and a shallow amphitheatre, the installation of permanent umbrellas, seating, public lighting, electrical and water connection points, bicycles stands and a play area for children.
The plans will go on public display at Council offices at Rathass and Prince’s Quay from this Wednesday until Friday, 20th March under the Part VIII planning process. The details will also be available on the council website, www.kerrycoco.ie
Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane welcomed the proposals which he said should be considered by the people of Tralee and beyond to ensure there is strong public input into the plans.
“It is wonderful to see proposals taking shape for work on the Island of Geese site. This is a hugely important site for Tralee town centre and it represents a great opportunity to grow and develop the wider town centre. Since the site was cleared last year, there has been significant interest and excitement in Tralee about how the space will be developed. I look forward to considering the views of members of the public,’ he said.
Following the completion of the public consultation on the plans, a report will be presented to councillors in the Tralee Municipal District for their consideration. Proposals for residential and community developments on the site will be published in the coming months.
‘Important Notice regarding Island of Geese Part 8 Planning Applications
The Closing Date for receipt of Submissions and Observations in relation to Part 8 Planning Applications for ;
- Island of Geese Public Realm
- Development of an Office Block with a Retail/Restaurant/Café Unit on the ground floor – the Island of Geese
Has been extended to the 29th of May 2020.
Submissions and Observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with proper planning and sustainable development in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing clearly marked
Part 8 – Island of Geese Public Realm or Part 8 – Island of Geese Office Block with Retail/Restaurant/Café Unit:
To: Administrative Officer, Kerry County Council,Roads, Transportation and Marine Department, Room 115, Áras an Chontae,Rathass,Tralee,Co. Kerry Or Email to: [email protected]
- Proposal AA Screening Report
- Proposal EIA Preliminary Screening Report
- AA Conclusion Statement
- EIA Preliminary Screening Conclusion Statement
- Tralee Masterplan Part 5 Design Intent Report
- Island of Geese Landscape Design Masterplan
- Site Location Map
- Public Consultation