Louth County Council granted CPO for Ard Dealgan apartment complex
Louth County Council have been granted a Compulsory Purchase Order for the Ard Dealgan apartment complex in Quay Street.
The local authority lodged their application to take over the apartment complex with An Bord Pleanála in April with permission granted last week after objections were withdrawn.
The move comes after work to renovate the abandoned complexes into social housing ran into difficulty at the start of the year.
Celtic Social Housing Developments Company Ltd signed contracts with Louth County Council and the Tuath Housing Association in March 2018 to refurbish the complex into a new development called Halliday’s Mill which was to provide 68 new housing units.
The handover for the new units was due to completed in the middle of this year but it became apparent that this date would not be met after they pulled out of the project earlier this year.
Now that the CPO has been successful, the council will be required to find a new developer to oversee the completion of the units.
The development, originally built by Tom McFeely, has been unoccupied since 2009 after being evacuated due to health and safety concerns.
The 68 units, which will be renamed Halliday Mills on completion, will comprise 10 one bed apartments, 46 two bed apartments, 7 three bed apartments, 3 two bed duplexes and 2 four bed duplexes. On completion it has been agreed that a live-in caretaker will provide an onsite presence in the development.