Tipperary County Council will hold a plenary meeting of the full council today. Road issues are part of a packed agenda as the Minister for Transport has confirmed that the Cahir to Limerick Routes options will be published on June 25th at 2pm.
This will have the impact of reducing the amount of land that is frozen in respect of planning applications. The council is to have a meeting with the Tánaiste on May 25th at 11am. Today the Council will consider a motion asking that the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Transport, Mr. Eamon Ryan prioritises the planning, design and construction of the N24 Waterford to Limerick Corridor road project within the Review of the National Development Plan.
The motion says This project is critical to the development of the South East region and to the achievement of national targets on addressing regional imbalance by connecting the cities of Waterford and Limerick, the South East, South West and Mid West Regions, and extends connectivity to other ports and motorways. The motion includes a request that the motion be sent to the Minister for Finance, Mr. Paschal Donohue TD and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Michael McGrath TD. Minister McGrath had set a date of Feb 19th for submission on the Revised National development Plan and is expected to publish and updated plan later in the Summer.
Today’s council meeting will also consider an updated Commercial Vacancy Incentive Scheme for county Tipperary.