Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (28)

Joan Burton


28. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the acquisition of a site for a school (details supplied) has been agreed; the position regarding progress on the planning process for the new permanent school building for the school; when construction on the new permanent school building for the school will commence; when the new permanent school building for the school is expected to open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19830/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The site acquisition referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage in the conveyancing process. Due to commercial sensitivities relating to site acquisitions, I am not in a position to provide further details at this time. 

The major building project is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.  The project when complete will provide for a 1,000 pupil school including a 4 classroom Special Needs Unit.

The school will be delivered under the Department's 2020 Design & Build Programme. The first step in the process will be the application for planning permission which is expected to be lodged in quarter 3 of 2019. Thereafter, the timeframe for delivery of the school will be dependent on the grant of planning permission.