Fr Flanagan development is welcomed



Published 13/11/2012 | 12:21

These houses at Fr Flanagan Terrace have been demolished, making way for a €1.5m redevelopment of the site, which will begin next year.

FIX A FENCE before you start a €1.5 million redevelopment of Fr. Flanagan Terrace.

That was the call at the Borough Council.

While members warmly welcomed the fact that 20 two and three-bedroomed houses will be built in 2013 on a site where maisonettes were demolished, they want adequate fencing provided in the area.

Councillor Declan Bree recalled that 12 months ago when the demolition took place, a commitment was given to residents that adequate fencing would be provided between St. Michael's Terrace and the Fr. Flanagan site.

Despite the matter being raised at previous meetings, fencing had still not been erected.

"This type of thing brings the Borough Council into disrepute," Clr. Bree said.

Councillor Veronica Cawley said the fencing was a standard type construction fencing.

She knew that during the bad weather in the summer the contractor could not get into the site because of conditions.

Councillor Arthur Gibbons said that regardless of what was built on the site, it should retain the name Fr. Flanagan.

The Borough Council received an additional allocation from the Department of the Environment under the Social Housing Investment Scheme to build the houses-the first to be constructed by the local authority in 10 years.

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