• Cllr Brian Dennehy

DERELICT BUILDINGS MAIN STREET, RUSH

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

(Services B – Strategic & General Matters)

THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019

ITEM NO. 37



Motion: Councillor B. Dennehy

"That this Committee calls upon the Chief Executive to inform the

meeting as to the number of complaints received to date regarding

the dire state the derelict houses subject of planning permission

F12A/0225 and outline what measures are open to make the property

owners remove / make good the eyesore on the Main Street Rush."

Report:

There are 7 complainants with respect to the condition of the buildings at

the location in question. In general where issues around the condition of

buildings arise matters can be pursued under the Derelict Sites Act. Often

issues can be resolved by dialogue as the Council interacts with the

relevant parties. The Council’s intention to interact with the owners of the

site and their representatives was set out at the Balbriggan Swords Area

Committee in November 2018. Since the November 2018 Area Committee

meeting the Council has been in contact verbally and in writing with the

owners and their representatives with respect to matters relating to the

location in question. This contact will continue with a view to progressing

matters around the condition and appearance of the site. The matter will

be reviewed shortly to determine if further action is necessary.