Tuesday 20 March 2007

Plans for Jeanie Johnston site rejected

PLANS for the re-development of the former Jeanie Johnston shipyard near the Blennerville Windmill, Tralee have been rejected by An Bord Pleanala.

It cited the threat of coastal flooding as one of the key reasons for refusing permission and said infilling of the coastal site could actually increase flood risk.

In June of last year, outline permission was granted by Kerry County Council for a mixed-use development of 47 houses, 28 apartments and five two-storey office units along with extensive landscaping and siteworks.

The application by Scotia Properties Ltd, a subsidiary of Tralee Waterworld Ltd, also included the demolition of the shipyard workshop building, which was specially constructed to build the replica famine ship.

Anne Lucey
Irish Indo'

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