Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (169)

Catherine Martin

Question:

169. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the permanent school buildings for the recently opened primary and the post-primary school (details supplied) to be opened in September 2019 in an area will be included in the recently announced contract tenders for new school buildings; if not, when the contract tender for the permanent buildings for these schools is likely to be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53607/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The permanent buildings for the schools referred to by the Deputy are being delivered under my Department's Design & Build Programme. Architectural planning for these schools is at an early stage.

Following design development the next stage in the process is an application to the relevant Local Authority for planning permission. The planning permission process will be a key factor for determining the timeline for the delivery of the project.

The primary school to which the Deputy refers is currently located in suitable interim accommodation since September 2019.

The post-primary school for the area referred to by the Deputy will open in September 2020 as scheduled, in suitable interim accommodation.