22 Limerick derelict properties are being compulsorily purchased in order to be renovated and brought back into use.
Aim is to get properties back into use as soon as possible
Limerick City and County Council has announced that it intends to acquire compulsorily a further 22 Limerick derelict properties across the city and county.
This latest tranche of sites was identified from the 388 entries currently on the Council’s Derelict Sites Register.
They are located across the city and county and include a number of mid-terraced houses in Croom, neglected land in the city centre, as well as properties in Castleconnell, Kilmallock, Patrickswell, and various locations in the city.
In the past three years, Limerick City and County Council has compulsorily acquired 145 properties with a further 21 applications for consent currently awaiting determination by An Bord Pleanála.
There have also been a further eight vacant houses acquired for social housing through CPO under the Housing Act 1966.
Since 2019, the Council has sold 19 of the compulsorily acquired properties on the open market with a further 57 for sale or at the sale agreed stage.
The majority of these are residential properties needing varying degrees of renovation and are now being brought back into use by new owners.
The Council is also advising these new owners about the Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant, which has funding of up to a maximum of €50,000 available for the refurbishment of vacant and derelict properties.
Gordon Daly, Director of Community, Tourism, & Culture with Limerick City and County Council said, “Overall the Council is taking a very robust approach to dealing with dereliction and since 2019 we have completed over 4,200 inspections of derelict and vacant properties in Limerick. This has resulted in over 1,500 statutory notices being served on property owners under the Derelict Site Act, 1990, indicating the considerable level of work being undertaken in this area.”
“In a large number of cases, owners of properties engage with the Council and a significant amount of housing stock has been brought back into use arising from this activity.”
List of properties intended to be acquired compulsorily:
LOCATION OF LAND DESCRIPTION OF LAND Bridge Street, Croom, Co. Limerick V35D654 a two-storey, mid-terrace residential premises Bridge Street, Croom, Co. Limerick V35KN81 a two-storey, mid-terrace residential premises Bridge Street, Croom, Co. Limerick V35TN50 a two-storey, mid-terrace residential premises Ballyania, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick V35XR52 a two-storey, detached house William Street Upper, Limerick neglected land Daly’s Cross, Collreiry, Co. Limerick a two-storey residential dwelling and adjoining single-storey premises 53 Clare Street, Limerick a mid-terrace dwelling Killonan, Castletroy, Limerick a bungalow dwelling with ruinous outbuildings Mulcair Drive, Annacotty, Co. Limerick a cottage dwelling Parkside, 19 Clare Street, Limerick V94T9NX a three storey, mid-terrace, former guesthouse 19 St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick V94WP0E a two-storey, end-of-terrace, residential premises 3 Kileely Villas, New Road, Thomondgate, Limerick V94Y38R a two-storey, end-of-terrace, residential premises 36 Lord Edward Street, Limerick V94V3VY a three-storey, mixed commercial and residential premises 2 Ryan’s Cottage’s, Rosbrien Road, Limerick V94P2FE a mid-terrace, residential premises Main Street, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick V94X8VC a detached residential bungalow 11 O’Curry Street, Limerick V94Y959 a three-storey, former public house Feoghanagh, Co. Limerick V42P578 a residential and commercial premises with outbuildings Feoghanagh, Co. Limerick V42FT53 a former schoolhouse West End, Church Street, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick P56X074 a two-storey, end of terrace, residential premises Main Street, Athea, Co. Limerick V94XH64 a two-storey, end-of-terrace residential premises No. 11 Cois na Feile, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick a two-storey, mid-terrace residential premises No. 12 Cois na Feile, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick a two storey, end-of-terrace residential premises
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