Councillors agree to planned Marlfield rezoning

Clonmel councillors have agreed to allow a Marlfield local area plan to go out to public consultation with some areas re-zoned.

Clonmel councillors have agreed to allow a Marlfield local area plan to go out to public consultation with some areas re-zoned.

Council officials have held a series of meetings wiith Clonmel elected representatives on the Marlfield local area plan and the re-zonng issue in particular.

The Clonmel councillors have agreed to allow the change to go out to public consultation and that has to be approved by South Tipperary Council Council before it can go to public consultation for an eight week period.

“We have had a series of four meetings with the officials already and they have explained the need to re-zone the lands in question and now if the County Council gives the green light it can go out to public consultation,” said Mayor of Clonmel and council member Billy Shoer.

Cllr. Shoer said that the re-zoning ties down the level of residential development in the area and in particular states that residential development should be associated with future hotel and recreational amenity use only.