The Residents Association of Cregg, Tybressey and Deadman’s has written to Carrick on Suir Town Council objecting to the removal of the original N24 Carrick-on-Suir bypass route from the draft Town Development Plan.
The action group, campaigning against the Co. Council’s decision to select a new route for the N24 bypass of the town that will go through their communities, have issued a statement highlighting their “extreme alarm” at the decision to remove the original 2004 bypass route from the new Development Plan. The Plan will come before the Town Council for adoption next month.
According to the statement, the Association was told at a consultation meeting the route was removed from the plan on the advice of the National Roads Authority. It didn’t think this was a valid reason.
Residents Association Secretary Deirdre Walsh said the town will now have no plan for a bypass to alleviate congestion problems and the residents were never in principle, opposed to a bypass but rather had issues with the consultation process, route selection process and selection of the final route. She said contrary to popular belief, the NRA has not given approval for the new route, but rather has no objections to the route selection report produced by South Tipperary County Council.