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27/09/2021

Decision due in a week on new Naas second-level school

Naas Community College

Decision due in a week on new Naas second-level school

A diagram of the new school, which is planned for Millennium Park

New information sought by Kildare County Council relating to the new second level in Naas has been provided and is being evaluated.

Planning permission for the 10,450 square-metre two and three storey building was lodged by the Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board last April.

The project envisages a new right-hand turning lane and a new bus set down area as well as a cycle lane, fencing, electricity poles and cabling. There will be a 92 car parking spaces, 250 cycle parking spaces, three hard play areas, an all weather pitch and grass play areas.

Additional information sought by KCC included drawings showing ridge heights compared to the Kerry Group building and three-dimensional images showing the impact of landscaping over time.

Further information was also sought about the screening of roof water tanks, the diversion of overhead ESB lines, traffic impact issues, lines of sight at the entrance, car parking, surface water connections and way leaves for water services.

The school will accommodate about 1,000 students, similar to Piper's Hill College, which is full.

The NCC is open at Craddockstown and has about 200 students. These will move to the new school.

It was originally planed to have the school ready to open for September 2017 but this could be delayed.

If so it’s not expected that any delay will impact on the provision of education because the KWETB has indicated that contingency plans will be made.

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