• Cllr Brian Dennehy

FREQUENCY OF UPDATES PROVIDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN-SWORDS-RUSH-LUSK AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

(Services B – Strategic & General Matters)

THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER, 2019

ITEM NO. 60


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Motion: Councillor B. Dennehy

“That the Chief Executive outline to this Services B – Strategic & General

Matters Committee the frequency of updates provided to the Department

of Education on house building applied for and granted in Fingal and the

level of house commencement and the numbers of adults and children

occupying the new houses built.”

Report:

The Forward Planning section of the Planning and Strategic Infrastructure

Department are in contact with the Department of Education in relation to

the provision of schools within Local Area Plan and Masterplan

boundaries during the drafting of these Plans. Through the Development

Plan, Local Area Plan and Masterplan process, Fingal County Council, in

conjunction with DES identifies suitable school sites.

These sites are identified having regard to future growth projections and

average household size and are based on the figures set out by the

National Planning Framework and the Regional Spatial and Economic

Strategy and the requirements of the Department of Education and Skills.

Furthermore, the document, “The Provision of Schools and the Planning

System A Code of Practice for Planning Authorities, the Department of

Education and Science, and the Department of the Environment, Heritage

and Local Government” published in 2008 is also utilised. This outlines

that in identifying future primary school demands, it is reasonable to

assume an average of 12% of the population are expected to present for

primary education; and the number of classrooms required can be

derived from this.

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