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2. Estate Taken In Charge

posted 26 Jun 2016, 00:25 by Robin Marshall   [ updated 26 Feb 2017, 00:13 by BailisDowns Community ]

'Built in the late 90’s our estate should have been taken in charge by the Council several years ago'.

What does it mean to have the "Estate Taken In Charge"?

Essentially nothing much will change except that all the services outside our homes will fall under the full responsibility of Meath County Council. This includes the roads, pavements, trees, drains, lighting etc.

Once ’Taken in Charge’ by the Council we will no longer be able to carryout anything other than grass cutting and basic planting without Council Permission. 

For further details view Meath County Council Policy

What it does NOT include.

Maintenance of all the open green spaces will remain our responsibility and we will always have to fund cutting the grass.

When will it happen?

We discovered our Estate hadn't been Taken In Charge in 2015 and submitted the application in Nov 2015 after gaining signatures from 90 of 142 households. 

The process is made more difficult since both the developer and main contractor ceased their business' several years ago. 

The process with the Council has been on going for over a year now and ultimately due to be completed soon.

Latest Updates

Email Update from Meath County Council on 23/02/2017 

"I have checked on the status of Bailis Downs.  Irish Water responded on 26.1.2017 to the information forwarded in December 2016 and they require a site resolution plan for this development .

Meath County Council are awaiting a meeting to discuss this resolution plan with Irish Water".