Rent pres­sure zone called for in town

The Argus - - NEWS -

NEWLY In­de­pen­dent TD, Pe­ter Fitz­patrick has called for a rent pres­sure zone to be ex­tended to the Dun­dalk area.

Speak­ing dur­ing a Dail de­bate last week he said banks ‘should not be al­lowed to sit on prop­er­ties wait­ing for their value to rise.’ He also called for lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to be al­lowed to build on land banks they own. ‘In terms of hous­ing sup­ply, Louth County Coun­cil has had suc­cess in the use of com­pul­sory pur­chase or­ders, CPOs, for re­cov­er­ing va­cant and derelict prop­er­ties. This, how­ever, is only the tip of the ice­berg.

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