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Monday, 25th May 2020

Plans for new St Ita’s special school delayed by C-19

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Preparatory work for the construction of the much anticipated purpose-built St. Ita’s Special School on the Cement Road has been delayed, but not de-railed, by the Covid-19 public health emergency.

Mayor of Drogheda Paul Bell, who first identified the site for the new special school and encouraged Cement Roadstone Holdings to sell it to Louth County Council, said that with the surveying and design work on the project completed, he had been hoping to see a planning application in the third or fourth quarter of 2020.

“Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, some of the key preparation work was knocked of course” Bell said, “just a little I should add.”

“The Department of Education has formally confirmed to Louth County Council that pre planning conferences will commence later this year which will be followed by full planning application being submitted in Quarter 2 or 3 2021.

“This would hopefully lead to the commencement of construction late in 2021 or early 2022”.

The Mayor confirmed that he was a little apprehensive about the project with the anticipated slowdown in the economy. However he expressed his relief and delight with the Department of Education’s prompt response to his queries via Louth County Council.

“St Ita’s is much loved by the community and students and parents so reliant on its services. But it is severely overcrowded on its present site on Crushrod Avenue and has taken up additional space on the Boyne Rugby Club site at Shamrock Lodge on the Ballymakenny Road.

“The new school will be purpose-built for the students and will have ample space to develop in future years” Bell concluded.

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