Limerick city council has concerns over regeneration developments

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A PROMINENT city councillor has warned that if the new houses built as part of the regeneration process are not managed properly, they may fall into disrepair.

A PROMINENT city councillor has warned that if the new houses built as part of the regeneration process are not managed properly, they may fall into disrepair.

Fine Gael councillor Pat Kennedy says he fears the new build homes planned for Southill and Moyross could follow the same narrative as the Glenagross Park estate if proper care is not taking.

Speaking at a housing committee meeting, Cllr Kennedy admitted he is concerned that any mismanagement could leave the taxpayer “exposed” to more public spend.

He said the Glenagross Park estate in Moyross - opened in the 1970s - had declined in quality badly, despite at one time being among the best housing stock in the city.

“There has been a huge amount of money spent, but there must be proper management of these estates, in terms of a private management company. I do not want to see these [regeneration] houses being demolished in two years time, because they are not being managed properly. I am not expecting miracles, but I am not going to have the taxpayer exposed to this,” he said.