Planning chiefs give green light for new school in Kilkenny
The national planning authority has given the green light for a new school in Kilkenny.
An Bord Pleanála has garnted planning permission to the Board of Management of CBS Secondary School Kilkenny to build a 37-classroom school building with a floor area of 10,564 sqm.
Plans for the part three-storey, part two-storey school also include new offices, support teaching spaces, meeting rooms, a multi-use hall, library and staff rooms.
Proposed works to the new school grounds include the provision of six ball courts, outdoor seating and breakout areas, a sensory garden, a covered tech yard, external store building (50 sqm) and substation (22 sqm) and associated landscaping throughout.
The development will also include the construction of a new access roadway incorporating footpaths, cycleways, public lighting and landscaping which will link up with Kilkenny County Council’s proposed Loughmacask Link Road at its Dunningstown Road junction.
Parking and access arrangements will incorporate an internal drop-off and pick-up area for cars and an external set down for buses, the provision of 92 car parking spaces (incorporating five disabled spaces) and 342 bicycle spaces.
However, An Bord Pleanála attached no fewer than 19 separate conditions to its permission, many of which relate to traffic in the area.