Thursday, 6 March 2008

Questions (238)

Ned O'Keeffe


239 Deputy Edward O’Keeffe asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position in relation to a new fire station for Youghal, County Cork (details supplied). [9837/08]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Approval in principle was granted under the Department's 2005 fire service capital programme for the construction of a new two bay fire station in Youghal, County Cork. The fire authority submitted detailed design drawings and a cost plan in respect of the project to the Department in September 2006.

Based on the documentation submitted, in April 2007, the Department approved the fire authority's proposal to invite tenders for the construction of the station.

I understand that the fire authority is currently modifying the original design of the proposed station. As a consequence, new design drawings as well as a revised cost plan are being prepared for submission to the Department. I also understand that a site has been purchased for the proposed fire station.