Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (210)

Barry Cowen

Question:

210. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made on the planning and development of a new site for a college (details supplied) further to his visit to Edenderry, County Offaly, on 4 May 2018 in which he gave a commitment to progress the application. [23284/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is in the process of being devolved for delivery to Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB).

My Department will shortly be making the necessary arrangements to enter into a Service Level Agreement with LOETB.  This is the first step to initiate the delivery of the project.  Thereafter, the ETB will procure a design team for the project to design the buildings, obtain the necessary statutory planning permissions and move the project onward to construction in due course. As the project is at an early stage in the delivery process, it is not possible at this time to give a date for its completion.