Despite the fact that planning was granted by Cork County Council for 30 housing units at Sliabh Alainn at Brigown in Mitchelstown back in 2017, progress on the development has been stalled because Cork County Council attached a condition to the development requiring that the local Waste Water Treatment Plant be replaced.

Four years on, no meaningful progress has been made and as the town suffers, the town is now calling on the Council and Irish Water to find a temporary solution that will allow house building to get under way.

Locals make the point that building of houses continues in Cork City even though the waste water treatment situation there is critically over capacity …

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