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€56m road plan hits major pothole

COUNCIL PUTS CPO AGREEMENTS ON HOLD

MARIAN O'FLAHERTY

Published 14/11/2012 | 11:29

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COMPULSORY purchase orders, agreed by Kerry County Council with several landowners along the route of the €65 million N86 Dingle to Camp road improvement scheme have been put "on hold" following An Bórd Pleanála's rejection of the proposed plan in its current format.

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Agreement had been reached between Kerry County Council and the majority of landowners affected by the proposed compulsory acquisition of land for the road development, following an oral heading into the road development held in Dingle in May.

"Agreement had been reached with the majority of landowners and money had been set aside for that but as of now, following An Bórd Pleanála's ruling, the CPO process with regards the road improvement scheme on the N86 has been put on hold," Councillor Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald told The Kerryman.

The councillor also warned that money earmarked for this project by the National Roads Authority could now "potentially be used on other projects" in other parts of the country.

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