Leitrim Co. Co delegation meet with junior housing minister

A delegation from Leitrim County Council held a meeting with the Junior Housing minister yesterday evening to discuss one-off housing in the county.

Issues with septic tanks and meeting acceptable EPA standards for the treatment of sewerage have been seen as one of the biggest obstacle to people looking to build a one-off house in the county.

A proposal from Sligo/Leitrim TD Martin Kenny that would allow the council to grant a special licence to homes that have fail the percolation test was discussed.

Deputy Kenny says it was a productive meeting.