The future of the listed historic Abbey Manor Hotel has been highlighted at a recent Council meeting where it was noted that the structure is continuing to deteriorate at an alarming rate.
Cllr Mary Bohan highlighted the ongoing deteriorationof the building noted that the protected structure was now in a “semi derelict state”.
“What steps have been taken by Leitrim County Council to contact the owner or owners of the building,” asked Cllr Bohan at the March meeting of the Local Authority.
Responding to her query, the Director of Service, Planning, Community ad Economic Development said the Planning Authority served notices in relation to “endangered protected structures” on four named individuals but all were returned as undelivered.
“The notices were re-served by ordinary post with no response,” he said.
“Copies of all notices were issued to other reputed stakeholders also, as a party who, in the opinion of the Planning Authority, may have a (legal or beneficial) interest in the property but these were also responded to stating they had no such interest”.
The matter has also been referred to the Environment Department over concerns about the growing incidence of fly tipping in the area.
“The situation will continue to receive attention by the Planning Department in conjunction with the Council’s Law Agent,” he told the chamber.