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Apartments approved for Laois where pub had been planned

Laois County Council have approved a planning application to build ten new apartments and create additional retail/office space in Portlaoise.

Nyquist Property Limited, a Kildare firm, submitted an application to change the terms of use of a section of Parkside which is beside O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.

This was originally earmarked to be a pub but it was never built.

They wished to change Block A, from licensed premises that would have included a bar, lounge, restaurant and ancillary accommodation at ground level and plaza level, into offices and retail use.

They also applied to alter the plaza and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors from office use to housing – comprising of five two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units.

This application was submitted last March and Laois County Council approved it recently.

On land previously owned by Laois GAA, Parkside was officially opened in 2006.

It contains almost 100 apartments as well as a number of retail units.

These include SuperValu and Kelly Lou Cakes but much of the rest of the retail areas remain vacant.

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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.