Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (217)

Richard Boyd Barrett


217. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills if planning permission has been submitted for the Dún Laoghaire Educate Together and a school (details supplied) regarding temporary accommodation; the timeline for the temporary accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26634/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, the school to which he refers was granted approval under the Additional Accommodation Scheme 2018 for the provision of pre-fabricated accommodation which will include 5 mainstream classrooms, en-suite toilets, shower area & staff toilets, multi-sensory room, 3 small safe places, storage, staff room & office/administration room. The Department is also approving refurbishment works to 2 existing currently unused prefabs at the Red Door campus to provide additional accommodation for both Red Door School and Dun Laoghaire ETNS for September 2019. The project is devolved to the school authorities for delivery.

My Department has received this week the submission from the school to proceed to lodge planning permission. This submission is currently being reviewed by my Department. Once this review is completed, and subject to any issues arising in that respect, the school authority will then be authorised to lodge its planning application for the project. Progression of the project will then lie with the school authorities.