Tipperary County Council recognises that many people wish to live in rural areas in our County, and also that in order to thrive, our local villages need people to live in them. For that reason, the County Council has developed best practice guidelines to promote and facilitate the development of cluster housing schemes to meet the needs of rural people. The County Council is also in the process of planning a number of pilot Cluster Housing Schemes in the County.
A Cluster Housing Scheme comprises up to six detached houses or serviced sites within or adjoining a rural village. These guidelines provide practical planning advice for the design and development of village houses in a cluster format with case studies for developers, landowners and consultants alike.
The Guidelines were adopted by the County Council in December 2018 and formally launched by Damien English, TD Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development on 24th April 2019.