Three Tipp Towns To Share Over €30M For Rural Regeneration

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Three towns in Tipperary will share more than €30million in Rural Regeneration Development Funding. The allocation to Tipperary County Council today is the second-largest allocation of the total allocation of €115M announced today.

Carrick-on-Suir will receive €14.39m for their Regeneration Plan – ‘A Journey from the Suir Blueway to the Ormond Castle Quarter’.

Cahir will receive €11.91m to assist with activating the Cahir Town Centre Regeneration Strategy. Roscrea will receive €4.5m for the reimaging and regenerating of Gantly Street, towards an Age Friendly Neighbourhood for Roscrea.

This is the first phase in the implementation of the Gantly Street Age-Friendly Neighbourhood.

The projects will go to tender now and it is hoped that work can begin in 2023 if contractors are procured and in a position to start the projects.

The funding has been welcomed by local councillors and TDs with tributes being paid to staff in the council planning section especially.

Tipperary County Council has indicated that the sourcing of matching funding within the county may restrict applications in the future for the two major regeneration schemes.

Nationally €115 million is to be allocated to 23 towns around the country today under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund.

Full Details Released By Department of Rural and Community Development:

€11.9m for Cahir Town Centre Regeneration will reform the layout of the square, renovate the historic Market House to become the Cahir Enterprise Centre with co-working/hot desking facilities. The old Granary Building will also be renovated to become a new Town Library and Gallery. 45 car parking spaces will be removed from the Square but a new car park will provide 86 spaces. This will be provided in land off Church Street and requires the demolition of the derelict Castle Court Hotel. The car park will include EV charging, coach parking, bicycle parking, bike lockers and town centre access. Future access from Church Street to an opportunity site will enable town centre housing provision. The hope is that the works can commence on a phased basis in late quarter by June next year subject to availability of the contractor.

€14.39m for Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary includes the development of the public realm on Main Street, Sean Kelly Square, Ball Alley Street and Chapel Street, with enhanced parking away from the street, active travel, way-finding and urban drainage improvements.
A new enterprise and digital hub will be developed in the former An Post property vacant for 15 years. A new arrival point will be developed at Sean Healy Park for those using the Suir Blueway linking the site to the town centre and to the proposed new greenway which will link the Blueway and Waterford Greenway. Castle Street and Ormond Castle Park will be upgraded to provide an Amenity and Biodiversity Park

€4.5M is to be allocated for a major project in Roscrea in the Gantly Road area through to Gantly street. The aim is to deliver an Age-Friendly Neighbourhood for Roscrea. The pedestrian areas will be improved with new surfaces and kerb alignment, 3 new pedestrian crossings are included as is new street furniture, bollards and bike racks, new lighting and improvements to water infrastructure. The project seeks to deliver change of the public space around Gantly Road, promote regeneration of town centre through the activation of the surrounding lands currently unused.
The funding has been welcomed by local councillors and TDs with tributes being paid especially to staff in the council planning section.