CLUSTER OF DERELICT BUILDINGS – MAIN STREET, RUSH
COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL
BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING
(Services B – Strategic & General Matters)
THURSDAY 9TH MAY 2019
ITEM NO. 69
Motion: Councillor B. Dennehy - Options available to FCC to ensure the
cluster of derelict buildings at Skerries Corner, Mainstreet Rush
are cleaned up.
“That the Chief Executive confirm and outline the timelines and
sequence of actions available to Fingal County Council to counteract
and combat the flagrant disregard of the owners of the derelict
properties adjacent to Skerries Corner, Rush to the Programme of
Works agreed on the 15th of January 2019 with Fingal County Council.”
The timeline for the completion of works outlined in correspondence and
at site meeting to the owners of the properties on Main Street, Rush has
lapsed without any works commencing or any indication of works
commencing. Accordingly, the Council served a Section 8(2) Notice of
Intention under the Derelict Sites Act 1990 on the 1st April 2019 to make
an entry on to the Derelict Sites Register. As no formal reply to this
Statutory Notice has been received within the specified time and no works
have commenced, the Council is advancing the necessary statutory
process to add the site to Derelict Sites Register.
Once a site is added to the Derelict Sites Register an annual levy of 3% of
the market valuation of the site is charged to the owner with this levy to
increase to 7% with effect from January 2020.
Other legislative options available to the Council such as the Vacant Sites
Levy and Sanitary Services Act are also under consideration.