Holy Family development to go to tender
By Aideen O'Flaherty
PERMISSION is being sought for an extension to the duration of planning permission for a new school building for Holy Family Community School in Rathcoole.
There are also plans for the development to go to tender later this year.
Holy Family Community School say the project will go to tender this year
The Department of Education and Skills received planning permission for the new school building in 2016, but according to a post on the school’s website by principal Brenda Kelly - which was published in January 2020 - they had encountered “significant delays” in progressing the project.
Ms Kelly stated that “the current school accommodation is insufficient to cater for the growing school population”.
The department submitted a planning application for an extension to the duration of planning permission for the new school development last month.
It was stated in the application that funding “was not available for this project” during the lifespan of the initial grant of permission.
They added in their application that the project is due to go to tender in Q2/Q3 of this year, and that there is a two-year programme for construction.
They are seeking an extension of planning permission to May 9, 2026.
The proposal includes plans for the phased demolition of the existing school buildings, and the construction of a single-storey main school building, a two-storey PE hall, two single-storey temporary classrooms, and the phased construction of a new part-three, part-two and part-single-storey school building.
The application also includes the refurbishment of the school’s existing vehicular entrance and the provision of a new pedestrian entrance off Kilteel Road, and the provision of a new vehicular entrance for emergency and service vehicles off St Anne.s Terrace, and 97 car parking spaces.
A decision on the application is due from South Dublin County Council by June 15.
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