At a recent meeting of Fenit Town Hall (June 3rd), Kerry County Council planner, Damien Ginty, and engineer, Tom Sheehy, took the opportunity to address participants and bring us up to date on developments. Damien Ginty said that the current Local Area Plan is being developed and this provides a blank canvas and an opportunity to ‘get it right’ while they are working with architects Carr Cotter Naessens to develop the Master Plan. The objective is to create a sense of place – both for the community and for visitors – and to develop options in engagement with Fenit Town Hall. The statutory process of the Master Plan will include public consultation in the next couple of months.
In relation to the Greenway, 77% of the line has been cleared and 71% of the base course laid, with the majority of the line clearance planned for the next two to three months. Recent submission by local groups in relation to the car park at the Greenway terminus have been incorporated into the plan.
Tom Sheehy said that all design standards are being adhered to, and drainage channels redesigned. A tender for Kilfenora Bridge is underway and a contractor will be appointed in September. The target for completion of the Greenway is March 2022.
Tom Sheehy complemented Fenit Town Hall for its work to date and said he welcomes any questions through the group.