Waterford City Council is expected to take charge of six city estates following a vote on the issue at next Monday night’s monthly meeting.
By doing so, the roads in all six estates will become public routes in order to facilitate the taking in charge of estates as outlined in Section 180 of the Planning & Development Act, 2000.
The half-dozen estates in question are: Booterstown (Grantstown), Williamstown Village (Grantstown), Killure Manor (Kilcohan), Bracken Drive (Kilcohan), Ozier Park Terrace/Poleberry Terrace and the Paddock (Ballinakill).
An advertisement outlining this
proposal was first published on July 31st last, with the final representations submitted to the Council by members of the public on September 21st.
Several relatively minor works have been carried out at both Booterstown and Williamstown Village prior to the official handover. No such works were required of the remaining estates’ developers ahead of the Council’s taking charge.
Local authorities can intervene and provide works on developer-owned estates in instances where vital domestic service works essential to the greater area are deemed necessary.