Tipperary County Council To Take Glen Court Estate In Charge Following No Objection From Uisce Eireann

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There was positive news for the residents in Glen Court Estate in Emly. Officials from Tipperary County Council Planning Authority informed councillors at today’s Tipperary Cahir Cashel MD meeting that Uisce Eireann have issued a notice to the effect that the company has no objection to the Council proceeding to take the estate in Charge. The development comes after the Council held a number of workshops with Uisce Eireann and a number of internal workshops.

The residents submitted the application for taking in Charge in 2015.  While Uisce Eireann have no objection to the progress there are a number of outstanding issues to be resolved including wayleaves(right of way) under a block of vacant houses. These will be put aside for now but a solution has to be found in the longer term. Approximately 24 houses in the estate have never been occupied since they were built over 10 years ago.  Uisce Eireann will take responsibility for the pumping station on the estate and the council has assumed responsibility already for the public lighting. When some final mapping issues are completed the council will publicly advertise the taking of charge of the Estate. This preparatory work is expected to take a few months.

The home owners and residents in the estate have faced a series of problems since the estate was established including financial difficulties with the developer, problems with the Development Fees, anti social behaviour leaving two houses partially burnt out and on the Derelict Sites Register since 2022 and failures at the pumping station dealing with waste water. The Estate is one of several in County Tipperary that face delays in being taken in Charge by the council due to Developer Provided Infrastructure(DPI) needing additional work before Uisce Eireann consent to taking over the estate water services.