Irish Independent - Monday, 29 October, 2007
residents reject estates plan
living in a troubled estate earmarked for a major facelift say
they do not want to be included in the redevelopment plans because
they weren't consulted.
Residents from Weston
Gardens on Limerick's southside took out a full-page advertisement
in their local paper to object to the work being carried out
by the Limerick Regeneration Agencies.
The State agencies
were set up following publication of the John Fitzgerald report
and estates in Moyross, Southill and Ballinacurra-Weston are
set to be radically transformed over coming years arising from
The man charged with
overseeing the regeneration welcomed the open letter in the
'Limerick Leader' criticising the agency overseeing the redevelopment
in their neighbourhood.
Chief executive officer
of the Limerick Regeneration Agencies, Brendan Kenny, said he
welcomed all input into the redevelopment of estates from local
people as it showed a willingness by people to become involved.
Last week, the first
meeting of the Southside Regeneration Committee was held to
begin work on city's southside.
from Weston Gardens say they have "no trust, faith or confidence
in the Southside Agency and do not wish to be included in its
The committee of
the Weston Gardens Association says it is disappointed to have
been excluded from membership of the regeneration committee
after it was invited to join it.
In response, Mr Kenny
said: "It's a healthy situation if there are people who
feel aggrieved at not being on a regeneration committee. That's
a good sign because it shows a willingness to get involved."