Residents in sixteen housing estates in County Leitrim have been granted a waiver from the local property tax.
The low figure came as a shock to many, as it represents just a third of the number of developments that were exempt from the Household Charge last year.
55 developments were eligible for the household charge waiver in the county in 2012, but new criteria for unfinished developments as well as work completed by Leitrim County Council on estates over the past 12 months means 39 developments will need to fork out for the property tax.
Leitrim County Council have maps and details of the houses exempt, the exemptions include entire estates as well as sections of developments.
The largest estate exempt is Shannon Quays, Aghnahunshin, Rooskey it has 21 houses on the plan.
The exemption at Lakeview, Keshcarrigan includes the whole estate of 18 buildings, likewise all 17 houses at Mountain View, Derryhamilton, Drumshanbo, and the 12 buildings at Oak meadows, Drumsna are exempt from the tax.
In Liscara Estate, Drumshanbo Road, Carrick-on-Shannon 14 buildings at the rear of the development have been granted a waiver, 14 buildings are also outlined as exempt in Cluain Oir, Leitrim Village.
Some houses in Bramble Hill Grovehill, Mohill; Bothar Tighernan Attirory, Carrick-on-Shannon; Elysian Meadows, Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon and Allenbrook Dristernaun, Drumshanbo are ont he list of exemptions.
A smaller number of houses at Aigean Croith Duncarbry, Tullaghan; Corr A Bhile R280 Manorhamilton Road, Killargue; Radharc an Baile Dowra Road, Drumshanbo; St Caillin’s View Fenagh Beg, Fenagh; Tuckmill Park Drumkeeran Road (R280), and Strawberry Fields Cappagh TD, Mohill will do not have to pay the property tax.
Any queries regarding the information contained in this document should be addressed to the local authority.
The Department of the Environment noted the unfinished housing estates listed for exemption had been compiled by local authorities “utilising the categorisation in place in respect of the household charge, updated by reference to the National Housing Survey 2012”.