Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (155)

Neale Richmond

Question:

155. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Education the status of the provision of prefabs for a school (details supplied) for the 2020-2021 academic year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26199/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The post-primary school to which the Deputy refers opened in September 2020 in existing vacant interim accommodation in the Department owned Notre Dame Campus in Churchtown.

The permanent site for the school (known locally as the “Glass Bottle” site) has been acquired by my Department. With regard to the intended interim accommodation for Goatstown ETSS on this site, my Department’s planning permission application to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Co. was lodged on 2nd April, 2020. A request for further information (RFI) has been received from the local authority in relation to the planning application and the response to this RFI is currently being completed for submission.

When planning permission for the temporary accommodation is secured my officials will discuss with the school the programme for delivery of this accommodation in conjunction with progressing the planning application for and construction of the permanent school accommodation.

My Department will continue to keep the patron body and the school community updated as the project progresses.