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Cushendun residents virtual prisoners in their own homes – McMullan

21 August, 2014 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has said residents in an unfinished estate in Cushendun are living in intolerable conditions. 

The East Antrim MLA said; 

"The residents in the Craigagh View area of Cushendun have been left living in an unfinished estate after the developer went into liquidation six years ago. 

"The estate has no street lights, no footpaths and the road has not been finished. 

"As a result, parents cannot let their children out to play as the area has essentially been an open air building site for the last six years, except no work is taking place. 

"The site has been owned by the bank after the developer went into liquidation and the residents have been unable to contact anyone who can take any responsibility. 

"These are families who are paying rates but are not receiving the benefits as the site has not been adopted and have been left virtual prisoners in their own homes. That is an intolerable situation.

"The owner of the site needs to take responsibility for the area and bring the estate up to the standard the residents deserve.

"I will be contacting the bank on behalf of the residents to ensure this world is carried out." 

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