Kerry County Council has so far received over 200 submissions from members of the public in relation to the future use of the former Denny factory site in Tralee.

Since the launch of the first phase of public consultation on the site three weeks ago, the council has received a steady flow of ideas and proposals for the 2.3 acre site which is now being redeveloped by the Council which assumed the ownership of the site from Kerry Group two years ago.

Kerry County Council has an on-site mobile unit at the entrance to the former factory which will be open daily during the Rose of Tralee Festival from Wednesday 17th to Wednesday 24th August (excluding Sunday 21st) from 12pm to 2pm and anyone with ideas is welcome to drop in to meet with council staff and submit their ideas.

‘We have had a very strong response from the public already. People are talking about this exciting project and engaging with the consultation process,’ said Director of Services with Kerry County Council, Michael Scannell.

‘Members of the public have been calling into the mobile unit on site where forms can be filled up and people can view a gallery of images of the factory as it looks today.

‘There have been some very interesting and well-conceived ideas with a wide range of proposals coming forward which augurs well for the future of the Denny site and vindicates the Council’s decision to consult widely before finalising a plan for the location.

‘This consultation period will run for another three weeks and all of the ideas and proposals received will feed into a development brief for a master-plan for the site which it is hoped will see a major rejuvenation of this part of Tralee town centre,’ said Mr Scannell.

Ideas can be submitted online at www.theislandtralee.ie, by filling out a survey form which are available at almost 20 outlets around Tralee or by e-mailing proposals to theislandtralee@gmail.com