Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Education and Skills
School Accommodation Provision
198. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the planning position in regard to the new post-primary school for south Drogheda and other relevant updates on the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2781/20]
I can confirm officials from my Department have been working to identify and procure a suitable site for the school to which the Deputy refers.
A potential site option has been identified and engagement with the relevant landowner is currently underway. All parties are working to clarify some outstanding technical issues with a view to progressing with the proposed acquisition as expeditiously as possible.
Once a suitable site has been acquired, my Department will be in a position to progress the project concerned into the architectural planning process. While a site acquisition process is underway, given the commercial sensitivities associated with land acquisitions generally I am not in a position to comment further at this time.