Derelict Sites can have a negative impact on the social, visual and commercial aspects of a neighbourhood. Kildare County Council investigates all reports of dereliction and takes enforcement action, in accordance with the Derelict Sites Act 1990 (the Act), in an effort to have the dereliction abated.
What is a Derelict Site?
A Derelict Site is defined in the Act as any land which detracts, or is likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character or appearance of land in the neighbourhood of the land in question because of -
- The existence of structures which are in a ruinous, derelict or dangerous condition
- The neglected, unsightly or objectionable condition of the land or any structures on the land
- The presence of litter, rubbish, debris or waste on the land.
What we can do?
The Act places a duty on every owner and occupier of land to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the land does not become or continue to be a derelict site.
The Council is required by the Act to:
- Maintain a Derelict Sites Register
- Make the Register available for public inspection
- Take all reasonable steps to ensure that any land situated in this administrative area does not become or continue to be a derelict site.
Report a Derelict Site
To report a derelict site, please complete the Derelict Site Reporting form and email completed form to email@example.com