Sexton welcomes further info

Cllr Mae Sexton
A local authority’s request seeking more clarity over plans to build more than 250 houses in Longford town has received the thumbs up at political level, writes Liam Cosgrove.

A local authority’s request seeking more clarity over plans to build more than 250 houses in Longford town has received the thumbs up at political level, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Cllr Mae Sexton said she was heartened to learn Longford Town Council had asked the developers behind Roscommon firm Laragan Land and Property for additional guidance concerning the plans.

First revealed by the Leader back in August, the application provides for 251 houses as well as a creche to be built at Abbeycartron and Aghedegnan.

The location for the proposed development is close to White Linen Woods, many of whose residents along with a number of neighbouring households have raised concerns about.

Giving her reaction to news further information was being sought, Cllr Mae Sexton said the request was one she believed was appropriate.

“It is evident that only the most basic of preparation went into the planning application and it certainly demonstrates the contempt with which those who submitted it hold the residents of the areas on which it will have the greatest impact, and on the people of Longford who have had to endure unfinished abandoned estates by developers for far too long” she stated.