Cahir councillor Andy Moloney is calling on Tipperary County Council to make every effort to enable works on the Cahir Town Centre Regeneration plan to commence.
The project has been allocated funding under the RRDF project and has secured planning permission.
The Department of Rural and Community Development has not authorised the project to go to tender and says a start date is dependent on satisfactory progress in the Carrick on Suir Public Realm project and other RRDF projects in the county.
Speaking at yesterday’s Tipperary County Council March meeting, the Director of Services for Economic, Community and Rural Development, Corporate Services and Carrick on Suir District Mr Brian Beck, claimed the delay is not on the council’s side.
Mr Beck says the Carrick project will go to tender in 2 weeks’ time and that projects in Kilsheelan, Thurles and Templemore are on track.
Cllr Moloney is asking Tipperary Council to secure permission from the council to use the match funding of almost €3M that the council is providing to start work on the new car park in Cahir and the installation of the Library in the existing Granary Craft building immediately. The Cllr now intends to follow up with Minister Heather Humphreys but says council officials should be leading the efforts to start the project.