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Rathdowney housing estate to be ‘taken in charge’ in 2019 after 23 years

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A Rathdowney housing estate built in 1995 is to be taken in charge in 2019.

Brodericks housing estate in Knockiel, Rathdowney is proposed to be taken in charge by Laois County Council by next year.

The issue came up at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting.

Cllr John King raised a motion on the estate at the meeting. “That this Council make provision to take in charge Brodericks housing estate as there is ongoing issues with footpaths/road surfaces and height of manhole covers.”

In a written response, Senior Planner at Laois County Council Angela McEvoy said: “it is proposed that this estate will be advertised for taking in charge before the end of 2018 with a view to taking in charge in 2019 which will give the Council the opportunity to carry the necessary works subject to the availability of funding.

“The public lighting is currently being maintained by Laois County Council.”

Cllr James Kelly seconded the motion while cllr King welcomed the announcement.

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