Council explains taking in charge

In a move that will bring clarity to many who are looking to have their estates taken in charge, Kildare County Council has explained its procedures for doing so.

In a move that will bring clarity to many who are looking to have their estates taken in charge, Kildare County Council has explained its procedures for doing so.

This follows a request from Cllr. Padraig McEvoy at a meeting of Clane Electoral Area councillors last Tuesday, September 11 for an update on progress for the taking in charge of estates in the Clane area “and in particular a list of estates where developers have not engaged with the council”.

Council officials explained that in instances where estates where infrastructure remains incomplete and bonds have expired enforcement notices will be served on all developers requiring a bond or other security to be put in place and requiring the development to be completed.

In this instance Enforcement Notices have now been served on developers for all of the estates in this category and building/development control staff are now working on correspondence for estates.

Where estates with incomplete infrastructure and bonds are in place, they write to developers and request development to be completed or else the council will call in the bond and use these funds to complete the development.

Estates which appear to be completed but the developer has not requested the development to be taken in charge, they write to the developer and inform them that if they do not request the council to take the estate in charge, the council will pursue the taking in charge at the request of the residents in accordance with Section 180 of the Planning and Development Act.