From: Kieran O’Donnell TD
Monday 12th April 2021
Planning Application to be lodged by end of April for Monaleen National School New State-of-the-Art 34 Classroom School building project – O’Donnell
- Planning Permission Application for New €10m plus 34 Classroom state-of-art School Building to be submitted over the next few weeks
Monaleen based Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell has today confirmed that the Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board (LCETB) will by the end of this month, April submit a planning application for the new state-of-art €10m plus 34 classroom school building at Monaleen national school to Limerick City & County Council. This follows a successful Stage 2a meeting took place on 1st April with the Department of Education, which has approved the LCETB to proceed under Stage 2b to apply for planning permission.
“Limerick and Clare Education & Training board have confirmed to me that by the end of this month they will be lodging a detailed planning application for a new state-of-art €10m plus 34 classroom school building at Monaleen national school to Limerick City & County Council. This follows a successful Stage 2a meeting took place on 1st April with the Department of Education, which has now approved the LCETB to proceed under Stage 2b to apply for planning permission. MCOH Architects are the appointed design team for the new School building project.
“This is another critical step forward to progress this much required new school building project in Monaleen, where we see significant population growth.
“ In order to advance this project, previously I requested and arranged with the Department of Education for the new school building project to be devolved to Limerick and Clare ETB on the basis that as the LCETB are locally based and bring a wealth of expertise and experience in delivering School building projects in Limerick and Clare.
“Clearly this has been a period of frustration for parents, pupils and the school with the lengthy process here. However, we are not proceeding to apply for planning permission with a defined structured process underway with LCETB to get the new school built as quickly as possible.
“Limerick and Clare ETB will now bring the school building through the planning permission, tender and construction stages. The opening of the new school building for teaching staff and pupils is planned to happen by 2024.
“By way of an overview, the new school building project is a 2 storey new School building of 34 Classrooms, with 32 mainstream and 2 SEN classrooms respectively. It will be located on the existing 4 acre site and it will built as one unit.
“I will continue to work with the Monaleen National School, Parents association and the LCETB to progress the construction of this new 34 Classroom school building as fast as it can be done.