Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
898. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 494 of 5 April 2022, if her Department has signed off on changes to the primary school building project; when it is expected that the assessment will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20285/22]
The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning - Stage 2(b) which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents.
The Brief Change request has recently been approved by my Department with comments issued to the school and Design Team regarding some alterations to the design to address this brief change.
Due to proposals from the Local Authority to alter the road and access layouts at the school site, and the recent increase in Brief to 16 classrooms, a new Planning Application will be required.
When planning permission has been secured and work on necessary revisions to the Stage 2(b) documentation has been completed a revised Stage 2(b) report will be submitted to my Department for review.
Upon receipt and review of this revised report my Department will be in contact with the school regarding the further progression of the project.