Latest Laois News: Centrepoint site in Portlaoise to be cleared and demolished
Today (June 11) Laois County Council Director of Services Joseph Delaney sent an email to Laois Councillors with news about a development in the long-running Centrepoint saga. A derelict sites notice is being issued to the owners of the Centrepoint site today (June 11) requiring that the site owners clear and demolish the site.
One of the councillors to receive the good news today was Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley. She had this to say about the news:
“I want to welcome this, a good news story. I am delighted. This is a site which is designated as a site of opportunity, once the owner clears and demolishes the site. It is a private site. I want to welcome a site of this size in what I consider is the heart of the town.
The residents in the adjoining areas will be delighted. (So too) will the elderly couple living next door to the site. On three occasions I raised their situation at council meetings. This site has been subjected to antisocial behaviour and three fires in recent times.”
Cllr. Dwane Stanley did concede that the site owners will incur a huge cost during the cleanup owing to the presence of asbestos in the building itself.
In the opinion of the Laois People it is the first step, however, in clearing up an infamous Portlaoise eyesore in hopefully the near future.