Lavelle welcomes Dept. of Education confirmation on new school for St. Andrews NS

December 4, 2011  

Cllr. William Lavelle has welcomed fresh correspondence from the Department of Education to St. Andrews (Church of Ireland) NS in Lucan confirming that a new school building will be provided on a site at St. Edmundsbury.

The existing school is at capacity and has no space to expand on its current constrained site.

Outline planning permission was granted earlier this year by an Bord Pleanala for a new school building on the St. Edmundsbury site. However the site acquisition and the full planning application have not yet been completed.

Cllr. Lavelle states: “I have consistently supported St. Andrews’ campaign for a new school. I raised this matter again as recently as last week at the Lucan Area Committee meeting where I called on the Minister for Education to progress both the site acquisition and the full planning application.

“I also secured agreement on a review of traffic management in the vicinity of the propsed new school. Councillors and roads engineers are to meet in January to review this matter.