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Huge Portlaoise housing development now on public display

Portlaoise Train Station Land
Land purchased for parking at Portlaoise Train Station

The huge housing development planned for the grounds of the old CBS beside the railway station in Portlaoise have gone on public display.

The news was confirmed at the May meeting of Laois County Council by Director of Services Joe Delaney in a presentation to Councillors.

Due to the Coronavirus, a new online facility has been established, which can be accessed by clicking here, where people can go on and view the plans in full until June 24.

They can also make submissions here while Mr Delaney also confirmed that postal submissions will also be accepted until July 8.

Cllrs roundly welcomed the new development with Cathaoirleach Willie Aird describing it as a ‘flagship for the town of Portlaoise’.

In a presentation to Cllrs, Mr Delaney explained how heads of terms of agreement had been reached with Adrian Developments, Cluid Housing Association and Laois County Council to proceed to this next stage of the project.

It is envisaged that 67 residential units, open spaces and 94 public car parks will be provided. The residential units will comprise of 30 two, three and four bed units.

An apartment building with 16 two bed units and two duplex buildings consisting of 13 and 8 two bed units.

The housing units will be owned by the Housing Association, while the car park will be operated by Laois County Council.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.