€200m scheme to create 1000 jobs gets the go-ahead

27 Apr

PLANNING permission has been granted for a €200m mixed-use development which will create 1,000 full- and part- time jobs when it is completed. The development, on an 11- acre site in Tralee, Co Kerry, is the largest ever project planned for the north Kerry town.

Tralee Town Council yesterday approved the project, which will involve residential, office, retail, leisure and community facilities and will create around 400 construction jobs. The town centre project has involved the purchase of 200 acres in a multiple-site deal.

Under the deal, Kerry County Board are to develop two new complexes to replace the existing Austin Stack Park. The plans include a new 15,000-seater stadium, a practice pitch, 20,000 square feet of offices and car parking for 1,200 cars at Ballybeggan in Tralee.  A 30-acre state-of-the-art- training academy will be developed in mid-Kerry at Currans

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