Developer going to Court over Kildare housing flood issues
The developer of a large new Kildare housing project has said that it has begun court proceedings over the scheme.
McGarrell Reilly said today (August 3) it has initiated judicial review proceedings against Meath County Council in respect of the Millerstown housing development in Kilcock.
A spokesperson for McGarrell Reilly said this follows “protracted discussions with the council which have failed to reach a resolution.”
The Leader understands the company is taking a different interpretation of an Bord Pleanala text to Meath County Council.
The background to the dispute is understood to concern compliance with flood risk.
The company said: “Flood works on McGarrell Reilly’s lands have been certified as complete and we have received confirmations that the Millerstown properties are protected from flood risk. Additional flood management works on third party lands outside the development, requested by the council, do not offer any additional protection to the Millerstown development.”
The spokesperson concluded: “During this process of discussion with the council, we provided caretaker agreements for purchasers to allow them to take possession of their properties until the issue is resolved.”
Ah, yes, but many housing estates still need flood prevention works in place, especially meath and kildare because of the bogs. And considering kilcock, maynooth, leixlip, etc all have the grand canal running through them they all need measures in place.
Ledwill park is also right beside the grand canal and has flood barrows on connaught street which are there since before that estate was even thought of.
In maynooth almost every estate has flood prevention.
No problem getting insurance for millerstown, just like theres no problem getting insurance for meadowbrook in maynooth - because the OPW has put preventions in place.