Planners approve livestock market outside Tipperary
A new livestock mart is to be developed on a greenfield site outside Tipperary town.
The development was given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála following a recent planning hearing.
The mart will be located at Ballynilard on the Emly road, less than a mile from the town centre.
The business will be operated by the Donovan family, who own the town's existing mart.
Mark Donovan, who is Tipperary Mart managing director, said the seven-acre site would provide greater scope to grow the mart's business.
The existing mart is just 100m off the main street in Tipperary town and restricted access to the 1.5ac site means just one vehicle at a time can unload stock.
Mr Donovan said the Bally-nilard site would provide improved sales facilities, as well as more parking and truck wash areas.
A date has yet to be set for the start of construction.