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Thursday 17 April 2014

Council takes court action over pitch development

A MAJOR North Kerry arts company has given a court undertaking that it will stop working on a site on which it is planning to build a playing pitch.

Kerry County Council sought a court injunction to stop the North Kerry Art, Culture and Heritage Society - the company behind the Tínteán Theatre - carrying out works on the site of the proposed playing pitch.

The North Kerry Art, Culture and Heritage Society applied to Kerry County Council in July to build a five- aside, all- weather playing pitch for ' multipurpose use as a farmers' market, outdoor bowling area, picnic area and for associated car- parking', on a site adjacent to the Tínteán Theatre.

The application was submitted on July 19 last and Kerry County Council sent out a request for further information on September 7 last. The authority say it has not yet received the requested additional information regarding the plans for the site.

However, Kerry County Council told The Kerryman this week it recently became aware of ' works taking place on the site'.

The council went to court on Tuesday last to seek an injunction to prevent the works continuing and the developer gave an undertaking to the court that work would stop and that no further works would be carried out until the planning process has been finalised.

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