Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (117)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

117. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the state of development in each case with particular reference to starting and or commencement dates in respect of the school building programme at primary and second level in Naas, County Kildare and in respect of upgrading of existing and or provision of new facilities at existing or green field sites, if particular issues arise that may affect the projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5195/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that under the 6-Year Construction Programme, major capital projects will be progressed for one primary and two post primary schools in Naas, details are  listed below:

St Corban's BNS:   My Department has carried out a site visit to the school. The next step includes the formulation of the accommodation brief for the project and this process is in train.  My Department will be liaising with the school in due course in the context of initiating the architectural planning process for the project.

Naas Community College:   The building project is at stage 2B of the architectural planning process, which means that planning permission has been granted. The project has been devolved to Kildare Wicklow ETB for delivery and the ETB recently furnished the stage 2B submission to my Department for consideration.  Subject to my Department's satisfaction with the submission, the project would then be ready to proceed to tender stage.

In this regard, my Department is currently reviewing our programme for capital expenditure in 2018 and 2019.  The timing of the progression of the project to tender will be considered in that context.

St Mary's Girls' Post-Primary:  My Department has carried out a site visit to the school. The next step includes the formulation of the accommodation brief for the project and this process is in train.  My Department will be liaising with the school in due course in the context of initiating the architectural planning process for the project.