Cllr. Michael Gleeson, South Kerry Independent Alliance, has taken up the cause of the residents of the 2006 built Cahereen Heights estate in their campaign for the basic services any estate resident should expect as a right.
At the September 2014 meeting of Killarney Municipal Authority, Councillor Michael Gleeson proposed the following Notice of Motion:
“That Kerry County Council would detail the progress made towards the development of a properly functioning sewerage scheme for Cahereen Heights, Castleisland”.
Kerry County Council replied that the developer has applied to the council for take-over of this privately owned estate of 70 houses. The financial bond attached to the grant of Planning Permission is being invoked and the insurance company and its consulting engineer have undertaken to carry out extensive works to the roads, lighting, water and sewer infrastructure.
There are significant inadequacies in the construction of the sewerage system, which involves two pump stations and a deep wastewater sump, and which is connected to the public Castleisland Sewerage Scheme.
Councillor Gleeson welcomed the reply and the expectation that, following the completion of legalities, the comprehensive works will be commenced in the coming weeks. He said that the residents purchased their homes in the expectation of appropriate standards and they have had to ensure considerable inconvenience and worry.