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St Joseph's site to begin phase two at end of summer

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Councillor Anthony Donohoe

Councillor Anthony Donohoe

Councillor Anthony Donohoe

Councillor Anthony Donohoe asked about progress at the St Joseph's site as well as the St Waleran's development.

He was told that St Joseph's is in phase one and that phase two was expected to start at the end of the summer.

He was told that so far €509,000 had been spent on the site and that Departmental approval had been secured to push on with the full works, set to cost a further €4.7 million.

Cllr Donohoe asked about a breakdown of costs to be circulated on the site, and was told that so far the costing made up of legal fees, site costs, security, asbestos survey and the demolition works.

With regard to the St Waleran site, Cllr Donohoe pointed out that it had nearly been one year since it was purchased and asked about potential zoning of the land. He also asked about getting services out on site, such as water and sewage and was told that plans are being put together still at St Waleran's. An application for funding for services is being prepared.

In terms of area zoning and part 8, it comes down to Council members to decide on the part 8.

Councillor Joe Sullivan said that the Council would be doing very well to have houses planned for St Waleran's already and that the members have to 'take thing as they come'. He pointed out the length of time that St Joseph's was derelict.

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