Uisce Eireann has been given the green light to carry out major upgrade works at the Newmarket-On-Fergus Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The development will involve a new pumping station which will aim to prevent the discharge of effluent into Lough Gash.
Previously an application to construct 51 homes in the village was refused due to inadequate sewerage infrastructure.
Newmarket-On-Fergus Fianna Fáil Councillor, Pat McMahon believes the community can finally build a future.
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