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Petition For Public Park In Laois Rejected As Housing Development Given Go Ahead

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The issue has been causing a stir among Laois councillors for a number of weeks.

Laois County Council have rejected a motion to include a public park in a new housing estate. 

Fine Gael councillor Aisling Moran proposed the idea after a petition, signed by almost 800 residents, called for a green area to be installed as part of the project.

However, the 26-unit development in Court Square, Stradbally was given the green light to begin construction without the amenity.

Fianna Fáil councillor Paschal McEvoy says it's a much needed source of accommodation in the town:

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