Residents Encouraged To Offer Feedback On ‘The Plan’ Design


Residents in several parts of Tipperary Town are to be offered an opportunity to give their feedback on how The Plan area on Davitt Street can be improved.

The project is led by Architects Drake Hourigan and their broad vision for the area will be circulated with a questionnaire to residents in Emmet St, Dillon St, O’Connell Rd, Davitt St, Lacey Villas, Canon Hayes Estate, Arravale Close, Redmond Sq, O’Leary Place, O’Brien St and Church Street.

The survey will also be available online on the Tipp Revitalisation Website.

The survey documents will be distributed later this week by a team of volunteers and residents are asked to return them within one week if possible to the Task Force office on Bridge Street. 

The project would have to secure planning permission via the Part 8 Planning process and funding has yet to be acquired any improvements.

The residents have asked for a water connection to be provided immediately.

The broad proposal developed to date is shown in the image.

To encourage more people to walk into the park the designers are proposing to close the roadway between Applegreen and the Plan to through traffic.

In addition they suggest paving a part of the quadrant closest to the town centre.

There is a proposal for a paved area near the bandstand to facilitate the addition of an accessible entrance to the bandstand.

Changes to the seating are also proposed to create a cluster away from the N24 traffic. Semi – Mature trees are proposed for the area close to the N24 and along with a raised mound of planting these are intended to reduce the impact of traffic on those using the park.  No decisions have been made as of now.

The survey, both in paper and online are intended to gather more information that the designers can incorporate into the proposal they develop based on their professional experience.

The design proposal and background information can be viewed on the Tipperary Revitalisation Website here.