KCC will con­sult landown­ers on Killorglin foot­path works

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

KERRY County Coun­cil (KCC) will shortly com­mence con­sul­ta­tion with landown­ers on the N72 – which con­nects Killorglin to Kil­lar­ney – in re­spect of ac­quir­ing lands for a new foot­path from Killorglin town to the old Liebeg Fac­tory.

This was out­lined in re­sponse to Fianna Fáil Coun­cil­lor Michael Cahill, who said the need for a foot­path ad­ja­cent to the road is ur­gent fol­low­ing KCC’s de­ci­sion to ap­prove plan­ning per­mis­sion for a ma­jor de­vel­op­ment by FEXCO on the site of the Liebig fac­tory.

He said the de­vel­op­ment will “greatly in­crease the vol­ume of traf­fic.”

“FEXCO will have 300 jobs at the old Liebig fac­tory, cre­at­ing 100 new high-tech jobs,” Coun­cil­lor Cahill said.

“There is a very real ur­gency in re­spect to the pro­vi­sion of a foot­path ad­ja­cent to the road out to the old Liebig fac­tory, and I’m call­ing on Kerry County Coun­cil and Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture Ire­land (TII) to ex­pe­dite mat­ters.”

Cllr Cahill went on to de­scribe the road as “ex­tremely dan­ger­ous.”

A spokesper­son for Kerry

County Coun­cil ex­plained that plan­ning and de­sign for pave­ment im­prove­ments, in­clud­ing the pro­vi­sion of foot­path and cy­cle­way fa­cil­i­ties be­tween

Killorglin and

An­glont, is un­der­way.

“The scope of works and ex­tent of land re­quired is cur­rently be­ing as­sessed and dis­cussed with Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture Ire­land,” the re­sponse out­lined.

“Con­sul­ta­tion with the landown­ers and the pub­lic will also be car­ried out.”

FIanna Fáil Cllr Mike Cahill

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