Tipp Town And Cashel Expected To See Around 4% Population Increase

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Tipperary County Council has published the Chief Executives report in respect of the Draft County Development Plan which is to be operational until 2028.

The Core Strategy will seek to deliver 66% of new population and housing provision to the urban centres, and 34% to the rural settlements and the wider rural areas.

The Key Towns of Clonmel, Nenagh and Thurles are each targeted to grow their populations by 30% by 2031 with a focus on compact growth and appropriate density.

The rural areas of the county, including its rural villages, will accommodate 34% of total population growth.

Over 600 submissions were made by the public in respect of a wide number of issues including housing, environment, transport, energy and heritage.

The Council will now begin to develop Local Area Plans for each of the towns in the County with the exception of Cahir and Roscrea who have both recently updated their plans.

There will also be a further period of consultation on the County Development plan.  Population increases are expected for Tipperary town of 4%, Cashel of 3.6% and Cahir of 2.2%.