New Proposed Housing Development For Mitchel Street, Thurles

Independent TD Mr Michael Lowry has confirmed details of a new proposed housing development envisaged for Mitchel Street, here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The proposed development would deliver 122 residential affordable houses, with an investment of some €34 million Euro.

The proposal is to deliver a new residential community with the proposed name for the scheme entitled “Brú na Manach”, [Translated from Irish to English “The Monks Palace”], in recognition of the fact that the lands are located to the north side of the Monk’s field.

Proposed Housing Development Site – “Brú na Manach

The residential housing mix proposed in this scheme can be summarised as follows: –
11 x 2 storey semi-detached 4 bed houses.
62 x 2 storey semi-detached 3 bed houses.
16 x 2 storey townhouses 2 bed houses.
12 x Duplex 2 bed ground floor homes.
12 x Duplex 3 bed townhouses.
9 x 2 storey semi-detached 4 bed houses.

The Promoter of this project is Liberty Square Consulting Ltd, part of the Castlestar Property Development Group; a developer well established and respected, holding excellent credentials. This group is currently building quality developments at affordable prices at several other locations around the country.

The design team have spent over 12 months engaged in detailed consultation with Tipperary Co. Council and Irish Water on this proposed scheme; carefully examining the previously granted planning applications for this site and have already amended their plans to address concerns already raised by local residents and business owners. Indeed, acoustic fencing has been proposed to address concerns previously raised.

The proposed scheme will not include any apartments, and will be accessed via Mitchell Street and Bohernamona Road.
Planning will include a new Childcare / Creche facility, and incorporate a new landscaped public park area.

Agreement has been reached in principle between the Developer; the Local Authority and Irish Water on infrastructure upgrades required to deal with local waste-water / sewerage collection networks, same resulting in the introduction of a new pump station and waste-water infrastructure on the site. This latter new system will have additional capacity and will be engineered to enable already existing houses on Bohernamona Road to be offered a connection to this mains sewerage / waste-water system.

Subject to full planning permission being granted, the developer intends to engage local contractors and tradesmen with a view to commencing construction of this housing scheme in September 2020.

Deputy Lowry stated, “At my request the developer has agreed to make available his full design team on Tuesday the 14th January, from 4:00pm8:00pm, at the Order of Malta Centre, Boheravoroon, Thurles Townparks, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Here full plans will be on display and the public will have an opportunity to raise queries, concerns or to make comments and suggestions.

The public can, if they so desire, make submissions directly online to An Board Pleanála on any matter regarding the planning application. This opportunity will remain open for 5 weeks.
I have also made arrangements for representatives of Mitchel Street, Residents Committee and Loughtagalla Park and Residents Association to meet with the developer to discuss issues of mutual interest”, the Deputy stated.

“This project is a significant investment in our town. It gives an opportunity to young families to buy a house at an affordable cost. Young families secure the future of our town, its schools, business, sport and voluntary organisations.
If constituents require further clarification, they may contact me or my office directly, Michael Lowry TD Constituency Office, Abbey Rd, Thurles
Tel: 0504 22022 or email, Mr Lowry concluded.


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