DUN EALA RESIDENTS THREATENED WITH LEGAL ACTION
The Avondhu has learned that after two years trying to get work completed in their estate, the Dun Eala Residents’ Association has resigned en-masse after receiving a solicitor’s letter from the builder/developer.
It is understood that the letter threatens court action if the residents continued to highlight the developer and the problems which include non-maintenance of the estate in the media.
Cllr Olive Corcoran is calling on the builder to comply with the original planning conditions as granted by Cork County Council.
“The residents in Dun Eala do not deserve this kind of treatment from the builder. They are merely trying to have their community and their homes up to a standard that is acceptable and was set down by the planning conditions. The residents contacted the papers after they felt that they had no other choice as the builder refused to comply with their lawful request that all works in the estate be completed,” Cllr Corcoran told The Avondhu.
Cllr Corcoran also said that it is clear to her that this and other associated problems in Dun Eala are not going to go away.
“I would personally like Willie Penrose, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment to have a very close look at the history of these problems in Dun Eala, which involves more than just the builder. I believe that the problems in Dun Eala are a mixture of bad planning and lack of care on behalf of all involved,” Cllr Corcoran said.
The mayor of Fermoy, Cllr Pa O’Driscoll is also very disappointed at the news that the Dun Eala Residents’ Association has disbanded.
“The developer is responsible for the maintenance of the estate, full stop, and he has not been living up to his responsibilities. It would be far better if the developer spent his money cutting the grass and maintaining the estate as he is supposed to do, instead of sending threatening letter to residents,” Cllr O’Driscoll said.
Thursday 31st March 8:49pm