Dampness
problems in houses “going on for years”

There was mildew in houses at Cooleens Close and Heywood Close in Clonmel because of severe dampness, it was

There was mildew in houses at Cooleens Close and Heywood Close in Clonmel because of severe dampness, it was

stated at the monthly meeting of Clonmel Borough District.

Cllr. Pat English said that this had been a problem for a number of years in those houses.

A couple of reports had been drawn up but nothing had happened, and now was the time for action to be taken because this was a health and safety issue.

It needed to be dealt with in the short-term, he added.

Some of those houses were in a very bad condition and no amount of heating would sort the problem, said Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose.

She understood that an application for funding had been made to the Department of the Environment.

However Cllr. English stated “it’s tomorrow’s job, not months or years down the line”.

In a written response to his request Cllr. English was told that a sample survey had been completed by a specialist in building surveying and a report had been referred to the housing section for their attention under capital works.

“When funding is available a survey will need to be carried out on each house in the area to establish the extent of the problem and the required solution for each dwelling”, the statement added.