A Ballinameen housing estate has received the biggest allocation from Roscommon Co Co under the “National Taking In Charge Iniative”
€41,694 has been allocated to take charge of Coill Rua Estate, Knockglass, Ballinameen.
The Council will allocate €224,468 towards Coill Rua along with eight other estates in the county totalling 157 dwellings.
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., announced the allocation of €9 million to assist local authorities in taking in charge 356 developments (accounting for over 17,000 households).
In addition to the €9 m allocation almost €4.5m of funding will be sourced by local authorities through bonds and other sources.
Prior to the construction boom and subsequent crash, local authorities usually would either take an estate in charge (including roads, footpaths, water services etc) or could be requested by residents to do so once a residential estate was complete.
However, where work had not been completed to satisfactory standards, there were sometimes delays in the taking in charge (TIC) process as enforcement proceedings including the calling in of bonds can be complex.
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