Permission has been granted for a further stage of the Clochán housing development in Kilmeaden.
The development, by SE Construction (Kent) Ltd., consists of 67 two-storey houses and an eight unit apartment block.
This is in addition to a separate 180 dwellings which has also been granted permission recently.
Kilmeaden based Councillor, John O'Leary, says the local area has become attractive in recent years.
"Kilmeaden is a highly sought after location to live. I suppose the Greenway, the motorway, the leisure amenities in the area, of course you have Knockaderry Lake and Mount Congreve," he said.
He also highlighted the importance of balanced development in rural areas.
Councillor O'Leary says improvements in local infrastructure are badly needed to cater for the increased population.
There are currently between 220 and 230 students attending a school in Ballyduff but the road to the school is not a main one.
"The infrastructure to that school is only a small local road and that's something that needs to be addressed one way or another. Balanced development is certainly a criteria that has to met there," Councillor O'Leary said.
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