Cahir Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement Consultation
Tipperary County Council has received funding through Project Ireland 2040, Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), to develop a Public Realm Enhancement Scheme for Cahir Town Centre. This funding is for planning and detailed design to be completed by early December 2021.
This exciting initiative for Cahir Town Centre encompasses The Square, Castle Street and part of Old Church Street. The public realm enhancements are intended to transform the town centre by providing socio-economic, cultural and environmental benefits for residents, businesses and visitors. The project will include:
- The ‘Shared Spaces’ and ‘Universal Design’ approach to
public realm design;
- The reduction and relocation of on-street car-parking to a newly developed car park;
- The rationalisation of trafic flow with an emphasis on pedestrians and cyclists;
- The creation of an active travel hub;
- The inclusion of smart technologies for lighting and street furniture;
- A focus on biodiversity through planting; and
- The provision of an open plan, community-friendly space ideal for festivals, markets and community events.
Public realm improvements at the Square were prioritised in successive Local Area Plans (LAP). The current LAP was produced through public consultations and submissions which further emphasised the need for public realm improvements and trafic management measures for the Square.
The County Council have appointed Nicholas de Jong Associates (Urban Design) and Malachy Walsh and Partners (Engineers) to undertake the design development of the Public Realm Enhancement Scheme.