An Post has been given the green light to construct a new state-of-the-art Sorting Office at Clongour, Thurles following the withdrawl of an objection by the National Roads Authority (NRA) to the planning application which had been approved by North Tipperary County Council.
The long running saga of the application had been the source of much controversy over the last number of years and ran into countless difficulties as a result of planning restrictions. Initially, the application had been held up until after the preferred route for the proposed Thurles By-Pass had been decided. This process took a number of years and the An Post application lay in wait as the National Roads Authority deliberated on the preferred route.
“This is great news for us here in Thurles. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes and I am absolutely thrilled to see that it has paid off. An Post can now move to build their Sorting Office and all credit has to go to the officials of North Tipperary County Council and to the elected members for their persistence with this. At last common sense prevails and I am glad that the many hours of behind the scenes work has come to fruition,” Cllr Seamus Hanafin told The Tipperary Star
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