County Wicklow school unveils major expansion plans
A county Wicklow primary school is looking to build a large extension that would see the building increase its current size by up to 40%.
The Board of Management of Moneystown National School, Parkmore, has applied to Wicklow County Council for permission to build an extension which will include two brand new classroom, including a new special needs education classrooms, a new library and a new teachers and staff area.
The mixed-gender school currently caters for around 120 students and the proposed 273sq mt extension would provide much needed extra space in the school, bringing its total size to just over 950sq mt.
The plans also see the creation of a new entrance and lobby area, as well as ancillary rooms for the purpose of the provision of a new Special Needs Education type classroom to the front of school.
To create the library an external courtyard will be converted and enclosed, and modification to the existing layout and elevations of the current school will be undertaken. It is also hoped to construct a new entrance with a new canopy. A new soft play area will also be created as well as an extension to existing parking.
A decision on the plans is expected from Wicklow County Council in the middle of July.
Submissions from the public are being accepted until June 27.