Updated: 10/03/17 : 05:28:13
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Unfinished estate may get final houses

AN UNFINISHED private housing estate near Sligo may finally be completed in the near future.

Carnarvon have told planners Sligo County Council they now wish to rekindle an expired permission to build 27 extra houses. 

That had been granted to the original developers at Aylesbury Park, Knappaghmore.

Sligo TD Tony McLoughlin raised the issue in the Dail earlier this week.

He asked Housing Minister Simon Coveney to outline how the current residents could make their estate safe from a health and safety perspective.

The estate was not named in the Dail query or reply by the Minister.

New Owners

MInister Coveney pointed out he was precluded by law from getting involved in specific cases.

But he explained the recent planning application submitted by Carnarvon, new owners of the unfinished site in the estate.

Documents recently lodged with Sligo County Council suggest specific plans for the unfinished Sligo site.

Carnarvon propose twenty four semi detached houses and three terraced houses, all two storey, to complete the estate.

''The vast majority of the work had already been completed to a satisfactory standard,'' the Minister was informed by Sligo County Council.

Unfinished Partpl

Added the Minister: ''The portion of the lands which has been left unfinished has recently been sold.

''The new owners have met with the planning and enforcement sections of Sligo County Council to outline their intentions for the lands.  

''In this regard, a planning application was lodged on 22 February 2017 for the completion of this unfinished part of the overall development,'' Deputy McLoughlin was told.