Garden Village funds needed

The outstanding works at Garden Village in Portlaoise will cost more than the bond provided by the developer, so the council will have to seek more money to finish the estate before taking it in charge.

The outstanding works at Garden Village in Portlaoise will cost more than the bond provided by the developer, so the council will have to seek more money to finish the estate before taking it in charge.

At County Hall last week, Cllr Jerry Lodge said there had been a long delay on completing the estate.

“The typical cost of works is greater than the bond, so it falls back on Laois County Council. If the bond was greater, the developer would do it,” he said.