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Durkan announces planning approval for Gaelscoil, Crumlin

Published on Wed, 18 Dec 2013 by ecomms@doeni.gov.uk.
Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan has announced planning approval for an Irish speaking school in Crumlin.
The grant of planning permission for Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach clears the way planning wise to relocate to a new purpose-built facility on the edge of Crumlin.

The Irish-medium school has existed in Crumlin for over ten years and has to date occupied prefabricated mobile classrooms on the Glenavy Road in Crumlin, with an additional two classrooms housed in Crumlin Integrated College.

Mark H Durkan said: “This planning approval is positive news for Crumlin and for the teachers, parents and pupils of Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach.

“I have often said that my aim is to ensure a better environment and a stronger economy but I want to demonstrate that I will also give priority to development proposals which bring infrastructural and social improvements. This application was turned around in eight weeks and demonstrates again that planning reforms are delivering real changes.”

DOE Planning consulted Antrim Borough Council on 17 December 2013 who raised no objections to the proposal.

Notes to editors:

1. Planning application (T/2013/0329/F) for the erection of four class Primary School with ancillary facilities and associated site works at land to the rear of Big O's Nursery School 15 Glenavy Road, Crumlin, BT29 4LA was submitted to DOE Planning on 23 October 2013.

2. The applicant is Iontaobhas Na Gaelscolaiochta.

3. There were no objections to the application.

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