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“Disenfranchised residents” in Cratloe need to be accommodated with one residence impacted by a failure to complete works along a section of road.

Last year, a roadway in Cratloe was completed under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) however the final section of the road was not done. A request for the works to be carried out was issued by Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND) at the March meeting of the Shannon Municipal District.

“Unfortunately sufficient funding was not secured to finish the section at the very end of this road and it needs urgent attention. I would hope some additional funding could be secured from the LIS in order to complete the road,” Cllr Flynn stated. The motion was seconded by Cllr PJ Ryan (IND).

Speaking to The Clare Echo, one resident said they were never approached to seek inclusion in the LIS in 2020. Tensions had escalated with neighbours over the incident in recent months with the issuing of an enforcement notice mooted.

Senior executive engineer, Tom Mellett said he would be willing to arrange an application for inclusion in the LIS “if the residents in Bonnabinnia would like to apply for the scheme”. He added, “at present the scheme is oversubscribed and so there is no guarantee that an application will be successful this year, however given that a section of this road has been previously completed under the scheme the Municipal District Office will support the application”.

Residents on the road are “disenfranchised” due to the omission of the road in front of their property from the works, Cllr Flynn stated. There is “no issue” from the other residents with the road being completed, Cllr Pat O’Gorman (FF) advised, “there was a bit of a misunderstanding at the beginning but it has been sorted”.

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