A NEW four-classroom primary school is to be built on the site of a derelict school in Moville.
Planning permission for the development by Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail has been granted by Donegal County Council.
Picture: Pupils from Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail with the then Minister for Education Joe McHugh on a visit to Dáil Éireann
Funding for a new premises was granted in September 2017.
There are 81 pupils enrolled at Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail, which is located in temporary premises at the Moville GAA Club, but will now get a new building on the site of the old boys school in the Foyleside town.
Planning permission was sought by Anthony Doogan, the Chairperson of the Board of Management for Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail.
The proposed development will include the demolition of the existing derelict former Scoil Naomh Iosaf National School building.
A new single-storey four-classroom primary school will be constructed.
The building will include ancillary accommodation, roof mounted PV solar panels and school signage.
A new car park, a new ball court and junior play area will also be provided.
Associated works, including connection to the existing drainage, fencing, walls, landscaping, public lighting, bicycle shelter and flag poles, are also included in the development.
Just before Christmas, Donegal County Council granted planning permission subject to nine conditions, most of which relate to traffic safety, flood prevention and pollution prevention.
Another condition is that, prior to the demolition of the original dilapidated and fire damaged school on the site, the applicant will submit a written agreement for a photographic record of the structure to be demolished.Tags: