Louth County Council have filed Compulsory Purchase Orders on two homes in Ardee, one each in Dawsons’ Demesne and Campbells Park.
The local authority announced today their intention to purchase the two properties – 1 Dawsons Demesne and 13 Campbells Park.
Commenting to ThisIsArdee.ie, Ardee Municipal District councillor Dolores Minogue said, “This is great news for families who live next door to these vacant houses. The council will now start the process of getting these houses back to living condition.”
A Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) is a notice received by a landowner stating that their land or property is going to be compulsorily purchased by a state agency, such as a local authority – in this instance Louth County Council – or National Roads Authority. This can occur when land or property needs to be purchased in order to develop or upgrade roads and infrastructure, erect ESB lines, lay gas pipe lines, etc.
Local councils can also use CPO’s to take control of vacant properties in an area, with a view to carrying our repairs and renovations for making the property suitable for social housing.