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Limerick estates taken in charge
Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has welcomed the allocation from central Government of funding of €268,500 that will enable Limerick Council to take charge of six housing developments across the city and county.
These estates are Bracken Crescent, Clonile, Eden Court, Meadow Springs, Silverbrook in Limerick City and Whitethorns in Caherconlish.
Deputy Quinlivan said;
"It's really positive and not before time that these estates have been taken in charge by the council.
The “Taking In Charge” process is very important because otherwise Limerick City and County Council has no obligation to the residents of these developments to perform any of the normal services such as grass cutting, tree doctoring, road repairs or the installation of traffic calming measures. They do not have to make good any unfinished work or rectify any defects left by the builder if the estate has not been taken in charge.”
"However, it is important to emphasise that the developers responsible for these awful situations have walked off into the sunset, leaving the state to clean up their mess. It has been very unfair on those living in these estates.
"That being said, I am delighted for homeowners and residents in these estates. The move will finally provide them with certainty as to who will maintain and fix lighting, roads and provide other essential services. I hope that work required will be carried out as quickly as possible.
"I will continue working to ensure that people in Limerick are not left in a limbo situation, living in unfinished housing estates that haven't been taken in charge by the local authority."