From our friends in Julianstown:
Dear East Meath Resident.
FP Logue Solicitors acting for a local client, have placed Meath County Council on notice that legal action will be initiated against them if they fail to place the Old Mill Derelict Site in Julianstown, on the Derelict Sites Register, by 21st July 2017.
Some of the relevant correspondence with MCC can be viewed on the attached documents.
Since the Old Mill Hotel burned down in 2007 the site has been an ugly ruin in the village of Julianstown.
In June 2008 MCC officials declared the site “Derelict” thus obliging them to enter the site on the Derelict Sites Register in accordance with the provisions of the Derelict Sites Act, 1990.
In the intervening 9 years MCC have failed to comply with the law in respect of this matter.
County Wide Issue
The Derelict sites register published by MCC contains only 8 entries, the last of which was made in 2010. 7 of these of these entries are in respect of the village of Kells and 1 in respect of Ratoath. No other entries have been made in respect of the entirety of the rest of the county. It is understood from MCC meeting minutes that there are approximately 400 derelict sites in the county. Other than the above, none of these sites none of these sites has been entered on the register. This appears to represent a systemic failure by MCC to act in accordance with their legal obligations.
The people of Meath would be entitled to know what is going on in this regard in MCC.
See below for the legal correspondence. Download here.Correspondence 25.6.2017
The information released under FOI is also included below. Download here and hereFirst FOI Old Mill
This is the current Meath register of derelict sites. Download hereMeath Register of Derelict sites June 2017