Residents of an area in Tullow say they have been overwhelmed by the installation of two barriers surrounding a new development.
There had been no immediate objections to the building on Rathoe Road which is to be used by the Smyths Toys storage space. But there are issues with the type of fence erected as well as the embankment, both of which go back to The Links estate.
The developer told KCLR Live that they are working within their planning and has no further comment.
But Cllr Brian O’Donoghue says of the fence: “It is way too high, it shouldn’t be above the estate line and an enforcement order has been served on the fence, the developer has until. ‘to May 27 to take corrective action and that the enforcement order was issued on April 27 ”.
He adds: “One would expect, and one would reasonably expect that the developer would make the corrections that were requested of him, he has until May 27 to do so, the next step for the board if it doesn’t. is not produced. , if the job was not done or done correctly the next step would be the High Court, now obviously the developer has, there are extension options to allow the work to be done if that would take longer than reasonably expected ”.
And Cllr O’Donoghue said no one had a problem with the purpose of the building itself, noting: “There’s no one in Tullow or Carlow who doesn’t want to see jobs created in Tullow, who doesn’t want not seeing the factory go ahead, that would obviously be very, very welcome, but this schedule was only granted in October, we are only in May and we are already on a terrible start, the fence is an absolute monstrosity ”.
Local resident Noel Fludgate says he and his neighbors were upset, telling KCLR LIve “The stress and anxiety that has been caused over the past two weeks surrounding this development has overwhelmed all residents of the LInks Estate.”