July 28, 2021
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Plans for new national school in Kilkenny delayed

A Kilkenny school has had to delay its plans for a brand new building after the council requested further details on the project.

The Board of Management of St Canice’s Co-Educational National School on Grange Road is seeking to build a brand new 24-classroom school at its current location.

If approved, the development will consist of the phased demolition of the existing school and associated outbuildings to allow for the staged construction of a new two-storey 24-classroom school with a total floor area of 4,334 sqm.

However, the local authority has gone back to the Board of Management to get clarification on certain aspects of the build.

The planned building will contain a general purpose hall, a single storey special needs unit, a library, staff rooms, ball courts, play areas, a sensory play shed and garden and associated hard and soft landscaping.

To allow for the phased construction of the new school, permission is also sought for 910 sqm of temporary accommodation.

The school currently caters for more than 650 students at their Bishopmeadows facility.

The local authority is expected to decide on the application by the middle of July.

 

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