Louth County Council submit CPO for Ard Dealgan apartment complex
Louth County Council have today submitted a Compulsory Purchase Order for the Ard Dealgan apartment complex in Quay Street.
The move comes after work to renovate the abandoned complexes into social housing ran into difficulty in recent weeks.
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 this date will now not be met. Presuming the local authority are successful with their CPO request to An Bord Pleanála they 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 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.