Monday, March 11, 2019

UPDATES regarding estates yet or due to be taken in charge by Kildare Co Council (KCC) have been provided to members of Athy Municipal District.

According to the council, the Building and Development Control department are working at present to have estates brought up to a taking in charge standard. The estates within Athy MD that are proposed to be taken in charge in the coming six months are as follows: Branswood (Athy), Corran Ard (Athy), Moore Abbey Court (Monasterevin), Distillery Court (Monasterevin), Togher Wood (Monasterevin), Kildoon (Nurney) and Castleraven (Nurney).

St John’s (Castledermot), Castlewood (Kilkea), Abbeylands (Castledermot), Lugatana Park (Calverstown) and Castlegate (Nurney) are proposed to be taken in charge by the end of 2019.

Information was also provided regarding a number of other estates in the area following questions by Athy councillors. No plans are currently in place to take Timolin’s Fairgreen estate in charge, with KCC explaining that there is a wastewater treatment plant on site and that Irish Water doesn’t have protocols for taking “developer provided infrastructure not connected to a public sewer” in charge.

The council’s response to questions from councillors Brian Dooley, Mark Wall and Cathaoirleach Aoife Breslin also explained that a planning condition stated that the temporary treatment plant should be “decommissioned and removed once the public foul sewer became available” – the report noted that the public system didn’t happen and so “the treatment plan is still a requirement”. The Council will contact the developer concerning their plans to complete the development.

In relation to The Friary in Castledermot, KCC has said that the developer had been advised that they had until Friday 15 February to reinstate the bond or enforcement proceedings will proceed. The receiver has repaired street lights and provided two extra lights, but the Council has no plans to take the estate in charge, it was noted.

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By Conor Forrest
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