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Design team will be appointed to oversee construction of SEN classrooms at Edenmore National School

Jun 21, 2021 07:06 By News Northern Sound
Design team will be appointed to oversee construction of SEN classrooms at Edenmore National School Design team will be appointed to oversee construction of SEN classrooms at Edenmore National School
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The Department engaged with the CMETB to help deliver the project.

A design team will be appointed to oversee the construction of SEN classrooms at Edenmore National School once "a few remaining issues" are corrected.

The north Monaghan school had been centre of a public campaign, after it had been initially refused permission for an extension due to flooding concerns.

In January, there were fears that the "Le Cheile" ASD Unit at Edenmore National School would be forced to close, after planning permission was refused for a permanent building at the site late last year.

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Planners noted that there's a flood risk at the school, and the existing temporary building would need to close as well.

A campaign by the school, parents and local politicians was launched, as they tried to work with the planning authority and relevant government departments to find a solution.

In a statement to Northern Sound News, a Department of Education spokesperson said that in an effort to take action on the project, it engaged the services of CMETB to assist in delivering the development as planned.

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They added that the project is now with the ETB to progress.

Meanwhile, CMETB says the details of the project have not been finalised by the Department of Education, and that a "new design team will be appointed to deliver the new project following completion of a few remaining issues from the previous stalled project."

It added that there is currently no timeline for when progress will be made or works would begin.

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