Planning Application Details For New Cahir Library Revealed

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Tipperary County Council has published details of the planning application to develop a new state of the art library in Cahir on the second floor of the former Craft Granary Building.

The project will deliver a new library facility for the town – the existing library will be relocated from the Square area – a distance of approximately 100 metres. 

The Craft Granary is a protected structure (RPS reference TRPS1298) and the proposals will not materially affect the character of  the building according to the council.

The project will include a change of use of the second floor of the existing building from office space to a library, upgrades to the energy, electrical and mechanical services of the library space and a new stair from the first floor to the second floor.

The three storey building already has a lift. The location will include a sensory room on the first floor and a study room, craft space and a meeting room on the second floor.

A major new carpark is to be developed opposite the planned library but a smaller adjacent car park will include disabled parking spaces.

Cllr Andy Moloney says eventually it is hoped that the entire building can be used to provide services to the local community which has a non-national population of almost 30% highlighting the need for language classes and opportunities for integration.

The plans can be viewed in Cahir Library, on the council website under the consultations tab and also viewed in person at Council offices in Tipperary town, Clonmel and Nenagh until the 7th of July.

Submissions or observations can be made free of charge no later than 4.30 pm on Tuesday 25th July, 2023.