Railway Cottages court orders granted

Clonmel Borough Council has been granted a series of court orders concerning the Railway Cottages on the town’s by-pass.

Clonmel Borough Council has been granted a series of court orders concerning the Railway Cottages on the town’s by-pass.

Members of the council were told at the September meeting that orders had been granted outlining what had to be done by September 30th to clean up the site.

Orders have been given for the removal of all unauthorised structures on the site including mobile homes, subject to alternative accommodation being found; removal of structures such as sheds and makeshift toilets and orders ruling that there would be no animals on site after September 30th.

Town Clerk Ger Walsh informed the members that negotiations had taken place with the families on the site but had broken down and the council had to go to court.

He said the council was successful in obtaining orders which ruled that makeshift structures, mobile homes had to be moved out by September 30th and orders also ruled on animals on the site.

Since the orders were granted discussions had taken place with the families.

The condition of the Railway Cottages site has been raised consistently for years by members of the council, following representations made by people living in the vicinity.