6 Sep 2013

Planning Permission Update

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

The Board of Management this summer were asked by the Department of Education and Skills to look at the Stella Maris secondary school building as an alternative to building a new gaelscoil. Members of the board and representatives from the parents association viewed the Stella Maris building and unanimously agreed that the pupils and the taxpayer would be much better served by building the new 8 classroom gaelscoil as designed by dhb architects. Following receipt of our reply the Department of Education and Skills has now sanctioned the progression of the project to statutory approval i.e. planning permission etc. The next step will involve inclusion in the next list of schools on a stimulus package to be announced hopefully by the end of the year.

It is planned to present the plans for the school to parents and local residents on Thursday the 26th of September at a public meeting in the school. This meeting wil be open to all who wish to view the proposed development prior to its presentation for planning approval.