Estates to be taken in charge

Two local housing estates are being taken in charge by Kilkenny County Council, and the process is being commenced with a third estate, writes Tess Felder.

Two local housing estates are being taken in charge by Kilkenny County Council, and the process is being commenced with a third estate, writes Tess Felder.

At its monthly meeting last week, the council approved the taking in charge of Maudlin Court estate in Thomastown and Estuary Woods in Ferrybank.

Regarding both estates, the council found that “no objections or representations were received (in the taking-in-charge process) and the estate was completed in a satisfactory manner. In addition the roads contained in the development are considered to be of a public utility.”

The council also noted of both estates that “there are little or no financial implications in taking this estate in charge.”

Meanwhile it was agreed to begin the process of taking in charge the eight-house Fair Green estate at Cloghabrody, Thomastown.

In this estate, the council had requested that some remedial works be carried out by the developer, and “these have been carried out with the exception of the ramps. ... The developer has made every attempt to address (the matter) but there is no practical solution available.”