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06 Dec 2021

Green light to build 74 new Portlaoise town centre homes

Green light to build 74 new Portlaoise town centre homes

The site on Grattan Street, Portlaoise

The green light has been given to build a large new housing development in Portlaoise town centre.

Laois County Council planners have approved a plan for 67 houses and eight residential units, by applicant Philip Meagher, at Grattan Street on the Mountrath road.

The plan includes the demolition of two single storey houses, a derelict filling station and five sheds on Grattan Street to make way for the development. 

Seven of the homes will be given to Laois County Council for social tenants as a Part V agreement. 

Portlaoise architects McOH designed the development which is on 2.59 hectares and lies between the main Dublin to Cork railway line, Westlands housing estate and Ashebrook Gardens apartments. 

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