Planning Application For Former Supervalu Site Deemed Invalid For Third Time

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A planning application in respect of the former SuperValu site in Tipperary town has been deemed invalid for the third time since December.

The application was first submitted on Dec 22nd again on January 14th and again on January 21st – the planning authority website of Tipperary County Council shows that the application was invalidated for the third time on January 27th.

The application is in the name of Thorhammer Lltd, a company with a head office address in Swords, County Dublin.

The proposed development at 42 Bank Place on Main Street Tipperary town is for an assisted living elderly care building with 45 no. self-contained units, each with kitchen/dining/living, bedroom, bathroom and balcony. 

The building will also have a reception area, dayrooms, associated storage etc.

A courtyard garden, landscaping in general including new semi mature trees to all relevant boundaries is proposed as is provision of on-site car parking and bicycle parking.

The proposal includes  the demolition of the existing unused Supermarket attached to the rear of 42 Bank Place Building and the restoration of this building to it’s original form. 

Concerns have been expressed by some community members that the location is best suited for commercial purposes and perhaps as an ideal site for a hotel development. The site has been vacant for several years.