FINE Gael councillor Conor Bergin has announced that plans to provide 11 houses in Borris-in-Ossory have taken a step further.
He said that just over €2.1 million for the project has been given “approval in principal”.
Cllr Bergin said: “I am delighted that the green light has been given for a new housing development in my home village of Borris in Ossory.
“I have discussed this project with local TD and minister for justice Charlie Flanagan and I am pleased that approval in principle has been granted for the provision of 11 turnkey properties, which falls under the Local Authority Housing Construction Programme and Rebuilding Ireland.”
Outlining that the planned works include the renovation of a number of houses behind the post office on Main Street, cllr Bergin said: “I understand that Laois County Council are hoping to have six of these units completed by December 2019.
“This is the first major investment of social housing in the village in 15 years. In fact, it is one of the biggest capital investments in Borris-in-Ossory in recent years by Laois County Council and will provide much-needed housing to families in need.”