Proposal to rezone Killarney area rejected

10 Jan

A proposal to rezone an area of Killarney has been opposed by the Town Council. The future of Deerpark was raised at a meeting discussing the Draft Killarney Development Plan. It followed a number of submissions criticising the proposed Retail Strategy contained in the document. Killarney Town Clerk Michael O’Leary told the meeting Deerpark is in danger of developing as an alternative town centre and should be restricted. Mr O’Leary added the Council must take a hard line with retailers if there is suitable accommodation for them in the town centre as “high street stores belong in the high street”.

Town Development Planner Michael Mills proposed to rezone Deerpark as retail bulky goods but this was opposed by councillors. Councillor Brian O’Leary described the proposal as utopian and said if it was accepted in the future stores such as Marks and Spencers could not be accommodated at Deerpark. Around 60 submissions were received on the Draft Development Plan which will now go back on public display with a view to having the Plan adopted by the first week in May.

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