The Housing Section at Tipperary County Council have just put a Part 8 planning application on display for a new social housing development of 14 houses on a 0.5 hectare site at Ballyclerihan, Co. Tipperary. The development will consist of 2 no. single storey, two bedroom houses, 7 no. two storey, two bedroom houses & 5 no. three bedroom houses. The new development has been designed with a sheltered and secure arrangement, with the single storey dwellings located in a small corner courtyard at the end and the run of two storey houses linking them to the existing housing at Ballyclerahan Crescent.
The site is a part of larger area of undeveloped housing land that adjoins existing housing developments and this new development will therefore be an immediate extension of the existing housing at Ballyclerihan Crescent. The new houses will connect to the existing estate road and a new entrance onto the public road will not be required.
The essence of the design of this development of 14 houses is to ensure it retains its own identity and sense of community and enclosure and yet, is also a natural extension of the housing community that surrounds it. The single storey dwellings have been grouped together in a small courtyard at the end of the development and the two storey houses then form the link from there to the existing housing. It is intended that this will create a development with a good sheltered feel to it that provides a sense of personal security and privacy within each individual dwelling, but also a sense of collective neighbourhood for the development on the whole.