The Housing Section at Tipperary County Council have just put a planning application on display for a new social housing development of 14 houses on a 0.7 hectare site at Bansha, Co. Tipperary.
The development will consist of 5 no. single storey houses with two bedrooms, 5 no. two bedroom, two storey house & 4 no. three bedroom, two storey units.
The new development has been designed with a sheltered and secure arrangement, with the single storey dwellings located together at the end and the larger houses connecting them to the existing estate, with all of the houses overlooking a new green area.
The site is an extension of the existing Radharc na hAbhainn estate in Bansha and is in the middle of the village, off the Tipperary Town road.
It is bordered by an extensive line of evergreen trees to the North West and Bansha G.A.A. field to the South. There is existing housing and a petrol station and oil depot beyond the extensive green area to the East & North.
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 existing estate beside it.
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. It is expected that this development will be especially suited to both families and elderly people who wish to live close to the centre of the village.