Demolition plans approved for Junior National School
PLANS for the demolition of the existing St Thomas’ Junior National School building in Jobstown, to make way for the development of a new school building, have been granted planning permission.
The school’s Board of Management lodged a planning application with South Dublin County Council to demolish the existing single-storey 2,605sq.m junior school building last July.
The proposed demolition is to make way for the construction of a new part-two and part-three storey building, to house 27 classrooms and a three-class base special education needs facility.
Provision of a new temporary structure to serve as a school building while the works are being carried out also forms part of the planning application.
The two single-storey temporary accommodation units, totalling around 400sq.m., are to be located to the south of the proposed new school building development.
Redevelopment of the existing staff car parking and set-down facilities within the school site to include 40 new car parking spaces, six set-down car parking spaces, resurfacing 22 existing car park spaces and 106 bicycle spaces are included in the application.
The council granted permission for the plans this month, with a number of conditions.
These conditions include the requirement of the school to enter into a water/wastewater connection agreement with Irish Water, and the submission of a five-year landscape plan for the site.