Planning permission received by Douglas Wallace Consultants

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Planning permission received by Douglas Wallace Consultants
for large scale residential SHD application at Coleville Road, Clonmel. Co, Tipperary

In what was one of the last planning approvals of 2021, An Bord Pleanala has given the green light to the proposed Strategic Housing Development on lands at Coleville Road, Clonmel in Co. Tipperary.

Located on the southern bank of the River Suir, within minutes of Clonmel town centre, the scheme consists of 115 residential units made up of 68 houses, 24 duplexes and 23 apartments.

Leveraging the spectacular views of the Comeragh Mountains to the south and the River Suir to the north, the scheme has been designed by Douglas Wallace Consultants, in consultation with Tipperary and Waterford County Councils. This scheme promises to be not just one of the largest developments locally in recent times but also one of the most striking.

Overcoming the challenges of not just the Special Area of Conservation that exists along the banks of the River Suir, the design also takes into consideration the pre-historic standing stone, a notable monument, located on the site. Embracing both by making them distinctive features of the scheme, the solution is a unique urban estate defined by its wide-open spaces, landscaped green areas and views to take your breath away.

“People and Community are at the heart of this development.” Says Douglas Wallace director and architect of the scheme, Damian Meehan,

“In devising this final masterplan, with both Tipperary and Waterford County Councils,” says Meehan, “creating a design solution with people and community at its heart was critical. This,” he continues, “will be the largest new residential scheme in the region since the early 2000’s”.

Located within minutes of Clonmel town centre, with a childcare facility, bike parks, soft play areas, communal gathering spaces as well as quiet seating areas, the scheme has been designed to support a diverse and sustainable community of families and individuals.

With a reported deficit of housing stock in the area, news of this permission for the scheme being developed by Torca Developments, is welcome and timely news for the region.