Families might not return to Limerick regeneration estates

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

FAMILIES who have been moved out of regeneration estates have not shown a willingness to return, according to a top city official.

FAMILIES who have been moved out of regeneration estates have not shown a willingness to return, according to a top city official.

City manager Kieran Lehane says there is no “overwhelming evidence” that families want to return to the estates marked for regeneration when they are rebuilt.

And Mr Lehane says he is willing to carry out a survey to back this opinion up.

Approximately 400 people have moved from homes in Moyross, Southill, St Mary’s Park and Ballinacurra Weston since plans to regenerate the estates in these areas were announced in 2007.

Now, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the acting city manager Kieran Lehane says he is “not aware” of families wanting to return to the estates when the process is complete.

For more, see the Monday edition of the Limerick Leader.