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Schools Building Projects

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (388)

Charles Flanagan


388. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Education when the appropriate level of capital funding will be provided to facilitate the building of a new school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61252/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b – Detailed Design, which includes the application for all statutory consents, including Planning Permission, Disability Access Certification and Fire Safety Certification and also the preparation of tender documentation.

The Planning Permission Application was submitted to the Local Authority on June 1st 2021 and a Request for Further Information from the Local Authority is currently being addressed by the Design Team.

The Disability Access Certificate has been granted. The Fire Safety Certificate application was lodged with the Fire Officer in August 2021 and an extensive additional information request was received in September 2021. The Design Teams response to the Fire Officer was recently submitted, and their response is pending.

Until the final grant of statutory applications has been received from the local authority, it is not possible to give a definitive timeline with regard to the completion of Stage 2(b) and the further progression of the project to tender and construction stage.

This major building project is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.