Laois County Council has approved a planning application to construct 58 new homes near Portarlington Train Station.
Werdna Limited are behind the development which is earmarked for Station Road in the town on a 1.45 hectare site.
The site is bounded by the Canal Road to the north, Station Road to the west, Portarlington GAA to the east and Railway Mews to the south.
The development is for 58 houses which are broken into the following types and sizes.
There is to be 30 two-storey houses, which are to be made up of 24 three bed-houses and six two-bed houses.
While there are to be 28 single and two-storey own door dwellings – 24 of which are one bedroom and four are two bedroom.
The development also includes a 2,630sqm communal open space.
The proposal also includes the provision of 80 car parking spaces which are accessed from Railways Mews and 30 bike parking spaces.
And it also sets out plans to demolish ‘non-habitual structures’ of 695sqm.
Laois County Council will take five of the homes for social tenants which is agreed under a Part V agreement.
Asbestos has been discovered at a shop and office unit on the site and it must be removed by the developer.