Green light for construction of new Ballinasloe National School

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Galway Daily news Green light for construction of new Ballinasloe National School

Plans for the construction of a new Ballinasloe National School building have been given the go ahead by the county council.

The Board of Management of Scoil an Chroi Naofa has received planning permission to demolish one of two school buildings on the site, which was built in the 1960s and is in poor condition.

In its place they plan to build a new two storey school building with 16 classrooms, a special needs education suite, general purpose room, and administrative space.

A new access road will also be created off society street leading to a set down and parking area behind the main school building.

Another building used by the school, a protected structure on the opposite side of the street, will be converted to a Parental Integrity Unit, for pre and post-school activities run by the Parents Association.

Planning permission was granted by the county council with a total of 25 conditions attached.

The council instructed that before work begins a further Road Safety Audit must be commissioned, and any recommendations it makes must be incorporated into the plans.

A small portion of the school building must also be redesigned to avoid encroaching on land deemed a flood risk.

Construction of the new school is expected to take approximately nine months, and during this time the pupils will be accommodated at Scoil Naisiunta Greallain.