Planning process begins for new fire station in Kanturk

Cork County Council this week began the statutory planning process to construct a new fire station in Kanturk. The new station, which will be on Percival Street, will provide accommodation for two fire appliances and will also feature automatic doors, assembly room, kitchen facilities, watch room, toilets, showers, store room, forecourt and drilling yard.
Welcoming the news, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea said, “I am extremely pleased the planning for the new fire station has commenced. The new station will be a tremendous asset to the town of Kanturk and the catchment area that the station serves. It will also provide much needed enhanced facilities for the retained firefighters operating in Kanturk.”
Deputy Michael Moynihan said, “Kanturk has desperately needed a new fire station for some time, due to the confined and cramped location of the current station at St. Theresa’s Place. It has been in the pipeline for some time, and I am delighted that progress has been made by bringing it to this stage. The total catchment area for the Kanturk Fire Station is 15,000, and it’s great to see that a new station will be developed.
The deputy also welcomed news of a proposed link road which would divert traffic away from the town centre.