Planning approval has been granted for the redevelopment of Dan Breen house in Tipperary Town. The council owned property which previously was used as the council offices and library is to be used as a Tipperary Education and Training Board facility, a Youthwork Ireland facility and the courtyard area is to be made available for artist workspaces. The Revitalisation Taskforce currently has a design team completing the detailed design and producing a business case for the project. It is understood that the project will be submitted next November funding support via the Rural Regeneration Development Fund with a decision expected in February 2024. The project has a provisional forecast cost of €4M.
Planning approval was granted by Tipperary Cahir Cashel Municipal District Council at it’s March meeting after considering the Chief Executives report following the Part 8 planning process which received four submissions from the public including one from An Taisce which welcomes the development and considers the new use of Dan Breen House as appropriate.