Celtic tiger apartments among five Laois developments taken in charge by local authority

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

Portarlington apartment complex for auction next month

The Corrig Glen apartments

A decade since the fall of the celtic tiger, two developments of apartment blocks in Laois are finally finished to standards for being taken in charge by Laois County Council.

In total five Laois housing estates with around 400 houses and apartments between them will be taken in charge by Laois County Council, some up to 15 years since planning was approved on them.

They include Corrig Glen in Portarlington, where apartment blocks stood unfinished for years until recent times when a new buyer completed them.

College Avenue in Mountmellick was the first apartment development in the town, and is also to be taken in charge. Spindlewood in Graiguecullen, Mill Court in Borris-in-Ossory and Killeen Gardens in Maganey are all to be taken under the wing of the council too.

It means the council will now pay to maintain streetlights, paths, roads and public water and wastewater systems in the estates.

A further eight estates all in Portlaoise are expected to be taken in charge in January 2019 by Laois County Council. These include Chantiere Gate and Westlands.

The Taking in charge decisions were approved by Laois councillors at their November 2018 meeting.