North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed that AIB has approved bond monies to Cork County Council for the completion of Dun an Oir Housing Estate in Kanturk.
Cllr. O’Shea said a letter has been issued to the estate’s owner giving the go-ahead to complete the outstanding works and advance plans for works on the much-needed pedestrian crossing at the entrance to the estate.
Welcoming the news, Cllr. O’Shea commented: “Following the bond settlement, the available funds will go to finishing the estate so that Cork County Council can take over services such as roads, footpaths, public lighting, and surface water and drainage systems. Additionally, Irish Water will take over water and waste-water services as part of this settlement.
“These works will be carried out by the owner of the site in conjunction with Cork County Council. The pedestrian crossing is of high importance for residents living in Dun an Oir on safety grounds and it is imperative, now that a bond settlement has been reached, that this project is expedited. It is necessary to allow residents of the estate and local people living in the Newmarket road area to cross the regional road safely.
“I have been working closely with residents of Dun an Oir on these issues and I would like to thank them for their support and determination over the last few months,” Cllr. O’Shea said.