Public consultation to begin on proposed greenway linking Tralee and Listowel
PUBLIC CONSULTATION TO BEGIN ON PROPOSED GREENWAY LINKING TRALEE AND LISTOWEL
Public consultation will commence next week on plans to develop a new greenway linking Tralee and Listowel. In partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Kerry County Council is developing the new amenity which will be an exciting addition to the existing Kingdom of Kerry Greenways network in the county. It is expected that the proposed Tralee to Listowel Greenway will connect to the Tralee to Fenit Greenway and the Listowel to Abbeyfeale Greenway.
A public consultation on the Study Area for the proposed greenway is intended to be the first in a series of at least three public consultations on the project prior to confirmation of a Preferred Option for the new amenity.
The team heading up the project will hold public meetings in Listowel and Tralee next week and an online consultation portal will open on Tuesday 12 December and run until the end of January 2024.
Senior Engineer with Kerry County Council, Paul Curry, said this is the initial phase of the project which aims to examine the area within which the greenway would be developed.
“This phase of the development is a broad consultation on the wider area within which the greenway linking Tralee and Listowel would be developed. We are inviting members of the public to offer their views in relation to the Study Area, identifying any potential opportunities or constraints, key features and attractions in the area, and any issues of relevance to the project. This information will inform the development of route options and the further development of the greenway,” he said.
Kerry County Council will hold two public information events as follows:
- Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel – Tuesday 12th December 2023 from 3pm to 8pm.
- Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee – Wednesday 13th December 2023 from 3pm to 8pm.
Members of the Project Team will be available on both dates to meet with interested parties to discuss the project, the proposed Study Area, and the next steps in the development of the greenway.
An online consultation process will commence on the Kerry County Council Consultations Portal Website consult.kerrycoco.ie on Tuesday, 12 December 2023, running until Wednesday, 31 January 2024.
Copies of the Public Consultation Brochure, Questionnaire and Study Area drawings will also be on display in the following Kerry County Council buildings during the consultation period:
· Tralee Municipal District, Prince’s Quay, Tralee.
· Listowel Municipal District, Arás an Phiarsaigh, Charles St., Listowel.
· Roads and Transportation, Room 115, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee.
· Kerry National Road Design Office, The Island Centre, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.