Final decision on Nenagh’s new traffic management plan will rest with council officials and Gardai

Any decision on Nenagh’s proposed traffic management plan will ultimately be between Tipperary County Council executive and the Gardai as it is not a statutory plan, Nenagh councillors have been told.

Any decision on Nenagh’s proposed traffic management plan will ultimately be between Tipperary County Council executive and the Gardai as it is not a statutory plan, Nenagh councillors have been told.

“It will be a long engagement process,” Nenagh Municipal District Council manager Marcus O’Connor said.

He said the public consultation with retailers in the Civic Offices was one of the best attended ever and the council hoped to have a good relationship with Nenagh Chamber. “It is a radical plan and an exciting development,” he said.

Cllr John Carroll said the message from the meeting was that the town’s economic wellbeing was part of any traffic plan.

Cllr Hughie McGrath said that issues raised may need to be dealt with on a one-to-one basis with retailers as some didn’t want to air their views in public.

Mr O’Connor said the council was prepared to meet any individual but they must contact the council.

The next stage of the process will be to examine submissions and respond to each one. The closing date for submissions is June 23.