Cllr. Kennelly welcomes the official update on the North Kerry Greenway Line

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Update on our North Kerry Line Greenway:
The legal agreement in relation to the transfer of the ownership of the line from CIE to Kerry County Council is with CIE for signing. It is anticipated that the line will be in the ownership of Kerry County Council in the coming weeks.

The CIU section is completing the detailed submission that will be lodged on the property with the Property Registration Authority (PRAI) to register the ownership of the line in Kerry County Council’s name.

A funding application in respect of the development of the line as a greenway for the section between the Limerick County Bounds and Listowel Town under the recent urban renewal grants was successful.
The funding granted is to cover the costs of completing the design works, carrying out an
environmental appraisal of the project and preparing a planning application.
It is anticipated that a planning application will be lodged for the works in 2017.

“When the ownership of this state property is transferred to Kerry County Council, I would urge the Council to expedite the completion of the greenway from Kilmorna into Listowel and later all the way to Fenit.” Cllr Kennelly said this project will be of enormous potential to the future development the tourism growth of Listowel and all North Kerry.

“We can mirror the great success of the Mayo Greenway and the recent development of the Waterford and Dungarvan Greenway. I would urge everybody to get behind and support this positive news. It will be of great benefit for locals too and provide a safe place for walking, jogging and cycling. I am delighted that this project is now advancing and nearly at the planning stage. I am eagerly looking forward to further progression on the project.”