27 Apr 2009

The post from a couple of weeks back about the unfinished housing estate in the midlands provoked an unusually large response.

My attention was brought to this press release from Richard Young, who’s an SF candidate in Limerick in the upcoming locals. I’ve asked him for some further information and I’ll post it when it arrives.

Tiger collapse leaves ghost towns

“Ghost town” like housing estates are now a common sight in most Irish towns, villages and cities”

The post from a couple of weeks back about the unfinished housing estate in the midlands provoked an unusually large response.

My attention was brought to this press release from Richard Young, who’s an SF candidate in Limerick in the upcoming locals. I’ve asked him for some further information and I’ll post it when it arrives.according to Sinn Féin Candidate for the Kilmallock Electoral Area Richard Young.

Young said: “I share the concerns of many local residents that there are estates like the one in Bruree, Co. Limerick, across the county, where estates were built up without providing services for the surrounding community. Many of these estates are unfinished with no market for many of these houses. Now with the collapse of the construction industry these estates are left unfinished throughout the country.”

“Roads are unfinished and services are not fully provided or completed. Communities that currently live around these estates are all asking the same questions. When will our estates be finished? Who is who is in control of the maintenance of the roads and green areas in the estate?”

Young said; “Have the development levies been completely paid for these estates, and if so the money must be used to complete and repair the outstanding issues?

“What rights do residents have if damage is caused to their person or property because of the condition of their estate? Under current planning regulations a development must be completed within five years, People that have paid for a complete home, could not expect to wait five years for their community to be completed.”

Young is demanding that the County Council pursue the developers to complete these estates”

Here’s a sampling of info you've been sending me about some other developments which have been more or less (allegedly (you have no idea how touchy developers and their reps can be on this topic)) abandoned because of lack of funds.

North County Dublin

And something else in North County Dublin...

And, apparently, RTE News did a related piece on one of the black holes of Tiger Development - Belmayne.

I know the planners were meeting in Wexford last week - does anyone know if this topic was discussed?

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