Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (221)

Pearse Doherty


221. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made in progressing plans for the new school buildings at a college (details supplied) in County Donegal since the public meeting there in May 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26719/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Deputy will be aware that this project has been devolved to Donegal Education and Training Board (DETB) for delivery.

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that DETB has appointed a new architect to complete the delivery of the extension project. It will now work with the existing design team to finalise the Stage 2A process prior to lodging planning permission, which is still expected to take place in September/October.

I can also inform the Deputy that, in the meantime, approval has been given by my Department to carry out a series of works that will take place over this coming Summer. These works will include surveys of the existing main building to investigate issues with it, refurbishment works on the existing temporary accommodation on site, and works to address disabled access issues.