Reply To: Positive changes at An Taisce
But is it not the case that if no ESB service exists, or the existing line would need upgrading to service a one off rural house, that the homeowner picks up the tab for installing the new line / upgrading the existing line? Or is it a nominal charge and the balance picked up by the taxpaying public?
I accept the fact that roads need maintenance and more cars means more wear etc. but can this new infrastucture charge not be graded to hit the rural new builder heavier than the urban developer.
I write this an urban dweller with ideas of living in a rural setting, but the idea is shrinking from building to buying fron the existing bungalow bliss housing stock. That said, I would much rather live in a 1970’s bungalow than a 1990’s semi-d.