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New housing plan welcomed as popluation increases in Laois village

Preliminary designs have been prepared for social housing at the back of St Kieran’s Park in Errill.

This is according to a written statement by the senior engineer officer Michael Rainey, read out at the most recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting on Thursday May 17.

Cathaoirleach of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District John King welcomed the announcement.

No houses built in last 10 years

“Young people are starting to come back into the area. Numbers are increasing in schools, too. It was June 2008 when the last houses where built in Errill,” said cllr King.

Cllr Brendan Phelan said it’s the government cllr King should be addressing with that, was they control the funding.

“That preliminary design is there 10 years. Not in 10 years has there been house built in Rathdowney or Erill” said cllr Phelan.

In the statement, Mr Rainey said that design will be submitted to the Department as a Stage one application for their consideration.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.