UP to 30 caravans are being kept out of a popular blue flag beach in Kerry for the second summer in succession.
Prior to last year’s season, people who had caravans sparked in the back beach area at Rossbeigh were told by the then Kerry county manager Martin Riordan, they had to move out.
The caravan park, which had been in use since the 1960s, was in breach of environmental, planning and water pollution regulations, according to Mr Riordan, who has since taken up duty as county manager in Cork.
The council, which owns the area where the caravans had been parked, promised to come up an alternative site for a caravan park.
Last February, a planning application for another council-owned location near the main beach at Rossbeigh, was submitted to An Bord Pleanála.
However, a decision from An Bord Pleanála is not expected until August.
Caravan owners yesterday expressed disappointment at being left without facilities.
“We made a request to the council to provide us with temporary facilities pending a decision on the planning application. Nothing has been done,” said caravan owner Sean Kelleher.