This is a significant development.
Borris-in-Ossory based Fine Gael County Councillor Conor Bergin has welcomed the approval in principle of €2,111,032 funding to Laois County Council for the provision of eleven new social homes at Main Street in the village.
Reacting to the announcement, Cllr Bergin said: “I am delighted that the green light has been given for a new housing development in my home village of Borris in Ossory.
“I have discussed this project with local TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan and I am pleased that approval in principle has been granted for the provision of 11 turnkey properties which falls under the Local Authority Housing Construction Programme and Rebuilding Ireland.
“This new estate will renovate a number of houses located behind the Post Office on Main Street, Borris-In-Ossory which have been derelict for over 10 years. This will reduce the number of derelict buildings on the Main Street in the village.
“I understand that Laois County Council are hoping to have 6 of these units completed by December 2019.
“This is the first major investment of social housing in the village in 15 years. In fact it is one of the biggest capital investments in Borris in Ossory in recent years by Laois County Council and will provide much needed housing to families in need.”
The project will be a mixed development consisting of 6 x 3 bed semi detached and 5 x 3 bed detached houses.
Concluding Cllr Bergin stated: “The Council is continuing to make strides in Housing in the county.
“This is really good news and a step in the right direction to deal with the housing waiting lists in County Laois.”