There may be light at the end of the flooding
AN END to flooding around the harbour may finally be in sight ending almost two years of frustration for residents.
At last week’s meeting of Greystones Town Council town engineer Eoin Heslin said that enforcement proceedings had been taken against the owner of the Harbour View Development. Adjustments had also been made to the pumping station on Victoria Road to help reduce the flooding.
He said that since then ‘ the court agreed to make orders on each of the owners/developers to remove the obstruction in the sewerage pipe’.
‘ The owners/developers have submitted a schedule of works plan, have agreed, in writing, to undertake the necessary works and have submitted an application to open up the sewer.’
Cllr. Derek Mitchell said ‘I’m glad to see we may have some progress here and the developer has agreed to some work but the proof will be when they start digging. It is important to get this drain unblocked.’
Cllr. Tom Fortune wondered how long the council were allowing the developer to complete the agreed works.
Town clerk Myra Porter said the developer had to approve a contractor. Cllr. Ciaran Hayden said he felt it would be reasonable to get a time frame from the develop- ers. Mr. Heslin said the council would bring the developer back to court for contempt of court if the works were not carried out. He said that by settling the case at this stage the tax payer had saved €100,000. ‘We were given a time frame in court but the judge wasn’t willing to accept it. He wanted it done that day but it will take between six to eight weeks so May is a reasonable time frame.’
In response to a question from Cllr. James O’Sullivan Mr. Heslin said there would be no disruption to the public as the works would be carried out on the grounds of the development although he said the residents’ car park would be disrupted.
Enforcement proceedings have been taken against the owner of the Harbour View Development due to the ongoing flooding problem on Victoria Road.