Schools granted permission to construct new extensions

Schools granted permission to construct new extensions

By Brendan Grehan

AN BORD Pleanala have granted permission for ajoining schools, St Thomas’ JNS and Scoil Naofa SNS in Esker, Lucan, to build extensions and for a new rear car park.

Scoil Aine Naofa SNS had applied for the demolition of four existing prefabs and construction of a new two-storey extension providing six new classrooms seven special education teaching rooms, library and resource room and universal access toilets along with a single storey entrance lobby extension of 25 sq.m.

St Thomas school Lucan 1 19102017

St. Thomas’ Junior National School  had applied for the demolition of the four existing prefab buildings and construction of a new single storey extension of 975sqm providing four new classrooms, seven special education teaching rooms, general purpose room, storage, male and female and universal access toilets.

As part of the application car parking for 60 cars will be provided for at the north and north east of the site.

An Board Pleanala granted the order last week.

The decision was welcomed by local councillor William Lavelle. He said: “My colleague Councillor Vicki  Casserly and I had supported this planning application 100 per cent and we even went to Bord Pleanala in support of it when others objected.

Congratulations to the principals Mr Maher and Mr Hourihane and both school communities who campaigned for this development.”