Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668


How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

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Submission to County Development Plan

Submission to County Development Plan


The Kerry PPN Development Officer Caroline Toal, along with Eamon O’Keeffe, PPN Support worker and Catherine White, Sign Language Interpreter have put together a short video on How and Why to make a submission to the Draft Kerry County Development Plan 2022-2028.

What is the County Development Plan?

The Draft Kerry County Development Plan 2022-2028 sets out the overall strategy for the proper planning and sustainable development of the County.

The County Development Plan in the main, focuses on ‘big picture’ planning issues. The plan sets out the policies and objectives to guide the future development of the County.

It includes a set of development objectives and standards, which outlines where land is to be developed, and for what purposes (e.g., housing, shopping, schools, employment, open space, amenity, conservation

What does a development plan contain? It contains various elements, a few points to highlight,

  1. A vision for the county.
  2. A core strategy: This acts as the fundamental link between national, regional and county planning by demonstrating that the county planning policy is consistent with higher level national and regional policy and objectives.
  3. A settlement strategy: this sets out the role and function of each town and village, how much land should be zoned for business development, retail & tourism, and where.
  4. Objectives for the provision of infrastructure such as roads, sewage and water.

Why should someone or a group make a submission? To answer this, we first explain what a submission is.

It is a statement by your or your group on their thoughts, views, opinions or knowledge on a particular plan or policy being prepared or considered. In this case, the submission relates to the Development Plan being prepared by Kerry County Council in consultation with the community.


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PPN Training Dates 2022

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Community Response to COVID-19 & MAP

A new Community Response Advisory Group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the community response to COVID-19 and to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support service during the current public health emergency.

View the our support group map click on link below

COVID-19 Community Support Group Map  

As part of the national response to Covid-19, Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) and Kerry County Council are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups.

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