Ned O’Shea Construction has applied for a €70 million Large Scale Residential Development (LRD) in Lisloose, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The 9.2-hectare site on Bracker O’Regan Road, adjacent to the recently opened Tralee-Fenit Greenway, is set to house 235 homes and a Bronze Age ringfort. This development addresses the area’s housing needs and is projected to create 200 jobs, benefiting both the local community and suppliers.
James O’Shea, Managing Director, expressed confidence in the timing of this proposal, citing the company’s 50-year history of community-building in Kerry. He emphasized the project’s significance in aiding Tralee’s growth, amidst other promising ventures like the €300 million Astellas Pharma facility, complemented by new hotels and restaurants.
The proposal encompasses a mix of dwelling types and sizes, including 2, 3, and 4-bedroom houses, and 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, fostering sustainable living in green surroundings. Plans also feature a childcare facility, a small commercial unit, and provision for 372 car spaces and 349 cycle spaces.
With its residential zoning and previous unopposed planning permission in 2017, the site layout maximizes its topographical advantages, offering picturesque views of Tralee, a mere 2 kilometers south. Its proximity to primary and secondary schools further enhances its appeal.
The landscape design prioritizes dynamic, well-distributed natural areas and inviting public spaces, with intentions to plant over 400 trees. Extensive surveys, including for badgers, bats, and aquatic life, have been conducted. A carefully designated Bronze Age Ring Fort will be complemented with informative signage, honouring its historical value.
The company commits to working closely with the council to allocate an appropriate number of units for social and affordable housing, aligning with the Part 5 obligation. Furthermore, a comprehensive Traffic and Transport Assessment (TTA) and Flood Risk Assessment have been conducted, meeting Kerry County Council’s safety and sustainability standards.