RESIDENTS FAR FROM HAPPY AFTER FERMOY ESTATE MEETING
A long awaited meeting between the residents of Dun Eala in Fermoy, Cork County Council and representatives from the builder Brompton Homes has left many far from happy.
Members of the residents association took the representatives on a walk around the area to show them first hand the work that remains to be done and to officially deliver a snag list of repairs that need to be addressed.
Cllr Olive Corcoran, who was on hand because of what she sees as concerns with the original planning application for Dun Eala, said that she was pleased to finally see the builders and Cork County Council in the estate to discuss the problems with the residents.
Cllr Corcoran told The Avondhu, “I think it is very unfair that the residents have had to pay for the grass cutting in their area which is really the responsibility of Brompton Homes, according to the planning permission.
"Mr John Aherne told me that he was quite happy with the structure of a wall, which I am very concerned about. This wall was built at the insistence of Mr Aherne’s predecessor and is, as far as I am concerned, a danger. Cork County Council needs to address this major problem urgently, as the responsibility for this structure is theirs.”
After the meeting the builders and Cork County Council agreed that a list of repairs and a time schedule of work would be drawn up. At a meeting of the North Area committee this week Cllr Noel McCarthy said that the residents have to be commended for their patience and hard work.
“The residents have been waiting too long for this work to be completed and the builder needs to complete any and all the repairs that are required as a matter of urgency.
“I must compliment the residents for all the work that they have undertaken at their own expense, such as cutting the grass etc. This is clearly the responsibility of Brompton Homes as already stated by Cllr Corcoran. I am calling on Cork County Council to ensure that the builder Brompton Homes completes the work as soon as possible.”
Thursday 16th December 5:31pm