Cllr Seeks To Ensure Estate Residents Are Not Left in Dark

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A Tipperary County councillor has proposed a measure to prevent tenants of housing estates being left in the dark after a developer goes bust.

Fine Gael’s Michael Murphy has proposed an amendment to bills governing the taking in charge of estates which would allow the council to take responsibility for non-invasive maintenance costs associated with public lighting within housing estates where the developer has ceased trading.

He has also proposed an amendment that would make the taking in charge process more straight forward.

Speaking to Tipperary Mid West Radio this morning, Cllr Murphy said that his proposals were supported by his council colleagues and he hopes to garner support from Tipperary’s national TDs as well.