Carrickbeg group submits projects wish list to town plan review

A development group has proposed a shopping list of infrastructure improvements in Carrickbeg in a submission it has made for the review of the Carrick-on-Suir Town Development Plan.

A development group has proposed a shopping list of infrastructure improvements in Carrickbeg in a submission it has made for the review of the Carrick-on-Suir Town Development Plan.

The Carrickbeg Development Group’s submission is one of 12 the Town Council has received as part of the public consultation process for the preparation of the 2013 Town Development Plan.

The Group has requested that the new Development Plan include traffic calming measures in Carrickbeg, pedestrian crossing at Abbey Square and at the Cross Road at the Lower Waterford Road/Abbey Road junction.

In relation to the Parish Church area, the submission requested car parking spaces from Brookdale to the Church, improved lighting and a footpath between the Church and Londis Supermarket, a blue box for wheelchair parking and the area opposite the Co-op Stores to be used for Church car parking.

A long-standing proposal to develop the tow path down river from Dillon Bridge was also included in the submision.

The Development Group also called for the Hickey Memorial lettering to be painted, a local lime kiln to be restored as a heritage asset and a recreation space in Carrickbeg.

And it proposed that the property attached to Carrickbeg Parish Community Hall be developed in conjunction with the Parish Priest and South Tipperary Development Company provide back up for community functions and social services.

The Town Manager responded the Planning Authority would address the issues of the Carrick Development Group where appropriate.

He recommended that the Draft Plan shall address all matters of strategic importance and those which need to be addressed for the good of the local community.