Council Welcomes Ruling Ensuring €69m Works Can Go Ahead

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KERRY County Council has welcomed the ruling of the Commercial Court today, dismissing the challenge taken by An Taisce against the planning approval by An Bord Pleanála, in November 2014, for proposed 28kms of improvement works to the N86 Camp to Dingle Road.

The estimated cost of the scheme is €69m and the scheme incorporates dedicated cycle tracks, which will help to further promote Kerry as a cycle holiday destination.

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Camp Dingle N69

The Dingle-Camp road (in purple) where €69m of road improvements is set to take place.

The decision of the Court now allows the Council to progress with the detailed design and tender process of an initial 3.5 km section of the route, for which a funding allocation of €3m had been allocated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) prior to the Court challenge.

Mr. Michael Nolan CEO of TII has stated “we look forward to putting this important scheme back on track”.

Cathaoirleach and Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Pat McCarthy has welcomed the decision of the Court and the positive commitment by Mr. Nolan towards the project stating that “this Road Improvement Scheme is vital for the economic development of the Dingle Peninsula and further enhancing the tourism potential of the county.”

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