Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Questions (77)

Bobby Aylward


77. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the updated funding request by a school (details supplied) will be reviewed in line with planning permission awarded and associated increase in costs in line with additional works which had to be undertaken in respect of facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47502/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school to which the Deputy refers has been approved one mainstream classroom and one ASD classroom under the Additional Accommodation Scheme 2018. 

The school obtained planning permission without first getting authorisation to proceed to planning stage, which is a condition of the Additional Accommodation scheme, and included unapproved works in this planning application. On that basis, the school has been requested to resubmit an application to the planning authority based on the approved works only.

It is now a matter for the school authority to resubmit an approved planning application.

Question No. 78 answered with Question No. 66.