Updates sought on unfinished Limerick estates

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

COUNCILLORS have sought updates on various unfinished estates across the city.

COUNCILLORS have sought updates on various unfinished estates across the city.

Speaking at this week’s full council meeting, Fine Gael’s Ger Fahy called for an update on the Waller’s Well site on the southside.

He said: “There are ten houses there, they are virtually completed, with only small pieces of work needing to be done.”

At the economic strategic policy committee meeting last month, the possibility that the Roxboro estate could be completed using regeneration funds was raised, due to its proximity to Southill.

Cllr Fahy reported: “I arranged a meeting with Jan O’Sullivan to get an update on this. regeneration buying ten homes. She said that is being considered.”

However, Cllr Fahy added: “But whoever takes the ten homes, we have to ensure that ten suitable families move in. We cannot just leave them empty and let them deteriorate.”

In response, housing official Kieran Reeves confirmed the council had been in contact with the receiver responsible for the estate, and they are trying to make it safe.

Meanwhile, Independent northside councillor Kathleen Leddin called for an update on the Shelbourne Square development, just off the North Circular Road.

Mr Reeves said a sale was secured for the estate, but it had since fallen through.

Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan asked: “Can we get an updated list of estates to give us an indication as to which ones are in NAMA?”

This was agreed.