Glenall estate in Borris in Ossory has been taken in charge by Laois County Council, it was heard at their July meeting.
Director of services Kieran Kehoe told councillors at the meeting that there are 26 houses in the estate, and six of these are occupied at the moment.
“The estate is now up to an acceptable standard to take in charge”, he said at the meeting.
Cllr Brendan Phelan said that there had been no vandalism in the estate.
“I propose that this estate is taken in charge, a small number of houses are occupied and there is no vandalism, it is fairly well intact. Up to €300,000 was spent on the estate, and most of that came from a bond that has been lodged and a small grant from the department.”
Cllr John King was also pleased with the news, hoping that the estate being taken in charge would attract more people to come and live in the area.
“This is good news for Glenall, there is a shortage of houses in Rathdowney, Errill and Borris. This will bring extra people to Borris.”