Green light given for new permanent entrance at Bishop Galvin school
By Aideen O’Flaherty
PLANS for a new permanent vehicular entrance and the relocation of the pedestrian entrance to Bishop Galvin National School in Templeogue have been given the green light by South Dublin County Council.
It is proposed that the new vehicular entrance will be located to the north-eastern side of the school, and will provide access from Orwell Road for emergency vehicles and access to a proposed on-site staff car park.
The relocation of the existing pedestrian entrance to the north-eastern corner westwards along the northern boundary to create a new pedestrian entrance from Rossmore Road also forms part of the application for planning permission.
It is noted in the application that a previous application for planning permission with the intention of reinstating a temporary vehicular access point will now be superseded by the school’s current application.
It is proposed that five trees will be removed to facilitate the new vehicular entrance, three of which are located on the grass verge on Orwell Park and two of which are on the school grounds.
There are provisions for the construction of a new staff car park, providing 15 car parking spaces, and modifications to the school’s internal footpath network.
South Dublin County Council granted permission to the school for the works on October 18.