Planning offices reopen but book in advance

Michael Scannell: Director of Planning

KERRY County Council’s planning department offices in Áras an Chontae, Tralee will reopen on Monday, as part of the local authority’s gradual resumption of services

Services will be by appointment only and customers are advised that full planning services continue to be available remotely.

Members of staff are available to answer queries by telephone or email, while online services include viewing planning files and making submissions on planning applications.

“It is the first step in the phased re-opening of council offices,” said Director of Planning Michael Scannell.

“Attendance at the planning office is by appointment only and all visits will require compliance with social distancing guidelines and public health requirements,” he added.

Following the publication of the government’s roadmap for reopening society and business, Kerry County Council began a rollout of services and work programmes on a gradual basis. This saw the phased resumption of outdoor works programmes last week, with further staff continuing to return next week.

“All essential services are being continually reviewed to ensure compliance with government protocols to protect staff and members of the public,” Mr Scannell stated.

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