'Anxious' residents on Laois/Carlow border want estate taken in charge by Council

'There were over 96 houses built there and they keep it very well...'

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Residents in a housing estate near the Laois/Carlow border are "anxious" to have their estate taken in charge by Laois County Council, according to a county councillor.

Cllr Padraig Fleming tabled a notice of motion at the Portarlington/Graiguecullen Municipal District meeting in February asking for an update on the taking in charge of Highfield Manor housing estate in Graiguecullen.

Pat Delaney in the Council’s planning section said in a written reply that Highfield Manor was recently advertised for taking in charge and that the closing date for submissions is coming up this week on Friday, March 22.

Cllr Padraig Fleming said it is a lovely estate with a long history and he hoped it would be taken in charge by Laois County Council.

"This is a lovely estate. There were over 96 houses built there and they keep it very well.

"I'm glad it is moving forward, it was built in 2005 and the residents there are anxious about it being taken in charge and now it is moving towards being taken in charge," he said.

Cllr Fleming said he hopes Laois County Council will be able to take it in charge without running into any difficulty.

"Hopefully, there will be no major complications with that," he added.