€137,000 for taking in charge residential estates


€137,000 for taking in charge residential estates

Leitrim County Council has been allocated initial funding of €136,950 to assist the taking in charge of nine residential estates in the county covering 188 houses.

In addition to the allocation, €72,649 of funding will be sourced by the local authority through bond monies available.

The allocation was announced this week by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D.

The estates are Allenbrook, Drumshanbo (16 houses) €12,500.

Ard Alainn, Carrick-on-Shannon (15) €1,900.

Ceis Lawns, Keshcarrigan (16) €15,000 with €15,788 in bond money.

Grace Court, Dromod (28) €13,600.

Mountain View, Drumshanbo (17) €15,000 with €45,000 in bond money.

Rosog, Ballinamore (22) €2,700.

Skreeney Manor, Manorhamilton (32) €12,000 with €11,861 in bond money.

The Grange, Drumsna (15) €15,000.

Wood Green, Dromahair (27) €14,250.

Speaking about the allocations, the Minister stated that, “the dramatic boom and bust that our residential construction sector experienced over the last 15 – 20 years has left considerable issues for households in developments that would previously have been taken in charge in the normal way.

“There has been significant progress in tackling these most acute cases, providing for the completion of the majority of unfinished developments.

“Through the funding I am providing to local authorities we can now map a path towards all residential developments being taken in charge by local authorities.

“Residents can be confident that the housing developments they live in will be properly finished out and maintained into the future.

“This work on taking in charge should also be seen in the context of the Government’s forthcoming Action Plan for Housing,” the Minister said.

The funding is being provided under the new National Taking in Charge Initiative (NTICI) to accelerate current applications within the taking in charge process.

The funding will also assist in developing new and more efficient approaches to the taking in charge process.