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Planning permission sought for 99 new homes and a creche in Laois village

A major housing development is on the cards for a Laois village.

Plans have been submitted to Laois County Council to construct 99 new homes in Killenard.

Developer Matt Colgan wishes to bring the new development to the Tierhoger area which is near the existing Carriglea estate in the village.

The 99 homes are set to be broken into 49 two-storey, 5-bedroom houses, 28 two-storey 4-bedroom houses, 9 two-storey 3-bedroom houses, 4 dormer, 4-bedroom houses and 9 single- storey, 2-bedroom houses.

While a single storey creche/childcare facility is also incorporated in the plans.

The developer intends to create a new estate entrance off an existing access road on the east side of the Killenard Road L3171 and a pedestrian link to the Ballycarroll Road L7172.

The demolition and removal of a derelict farm building to the village end of the site will also take place.

A decision from Laois County Council on this proposal is due by June 24 this year.

Meanwhile, Laois County Council has sought ‘more information’ on a proposal submitted by the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association.

They wish to change the use of an existing car showrooms on the Portlaoise Road, Graiguecullen, to the National Headquarters and Centre of Excellence of Snooker & Billiards.

This was formerly Gleeson Sales and Services but they have relocated to Ballon in Carlow.

However, the plan is now on hold as Laois County Council have requested further information before making a decision.

SEE ALSO – Gardai hit out at ‘anti-social’ behaviour at popular Laois tourist location – Laois Today

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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.