Tipperary Venue Granted Planning Permission

The Proposed New Tipperary Venue

An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead for the construction of a €460 million sports and leisure complex in County Tipperary.

The Tipperary Venue will be built on an 800 acre site beside the village of Two Mile Borris.  The development will include a 500 bedroom, five star hotel, a 6,000 sq m casino; an all- weather racecourse, a greyhound track and a golf course.

The fantastic development which is located just off the M8 Motorway, will also include a full size replica of The White House in Washington which will be used as “a banqueting facility” and to host wedding receptions.

An estimated 1,000 jobs will be created in building the facility, while between 1,350 and 2,000 full time positions are expected once the complex is opened.

Architect Brian O’Connell said today the group behind the project would now be seeking to move to the next stages of development, which include land acquisitions.

He added that the group would also be applying to An Bord Pleanala to modify and extend the complex in order to create a world class equestrian centre with open and closed arenas and a polo field.

The project is still awaiting the Oireachtas to pass proposed new legislation to enable the opening of the casinos.  Proposals to modernise Ireland’s gaming legislation were unveiled in December.

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