NAMA questioned about County Limerick estate

Norma Prendiville

Reporter:

Norma Prendiville

DEPUTY Niall Collins has written to the National Assets Management Agency to ask if a planned ‘satellite town’ in Clarina will come under their remit.

DEPUTY Niall Collins has written to the National Assets Management Agency to ask if a planned ‘satellite town’ in Clarina will come under their remit.

This comes after the Limerick Leader revealed that one of the management companies behind the project was struck off by the companies registration office.

Clarina Retirement Village Management Limited, responsible for managing facilities in the Cois Carrig estate in Clarina was struck off for the non-filing of records. The Cois Carrig estate exists alongside Aos Cluain and Cil Choide.

Now, in response to residents of the area, Deputy Collins has written to NAMA.

His letter, seen by the Limerick Leader, states: “This housing estate is largely very much unfinished and presently the management company to operate the common areas and services to the estate is defunct. This is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life and residential amenity of the residents and also has the added effect of compromising the sale and transfers of the properties.”

In the letter, the Fianna Fail Deputy called on the agency to clarify whether the estate now falls under their remit, and if so, what plans they have to solve the issues the residents of the estate are facing.

Originally granted planning permission in 2007, the satellite town project promised hundreds of houses in a mix of retirement friendly facilities and apartments, a hotel, shops and incubation units for small businesses.

But four years on, the development is considered one of Co Limerick’s 74 ‘ghost estates’, with records showing that of the 196 homes in Aos Cluain, 66 are unoccupied, four are complete and vacant, but 112 are still incomplete.