Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (108)

John Curran


108. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made to provide a new school (details supplied) in County Dublin; if a site has been identified and secured for the school; the timeline for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6061/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

A project to construct a new building for the school to which the Deputy refers is on my Department's capital programme. The site identified for the school is in the proposed Clonburris SDZ which has not yet been adopted. A decision on the adoption of the Clonburris SDZ Planning Scheme is expected soon from an Bord Pleanála. Following this decision, the acquisition of the school site can proceed. The lands are in the ownership of South Dublin County Council.

In the interim, my Department is currently working on aspects of the agreement in principle, in order to progress the project planning in anticipation of the final decision regarding the SDZ planning scheme.