You think you know someone, emailing back and forth, getting the information right and ready to be unleashed, and then, hey, you find out that they’ve been holding an ace up their sleeve.
Such as the actual plans for the new Greystones Community National School.
That hippy Whitmore was happy to send us a shot of her fine self and principal Rory Kinane, as the two busily interviewed potential new teachers for the ever-expanding school earlier this week, but, when it came to the actual plans, the little fecker kept them well-hidden. Despite our Wednesday shout-out that we were looking for them as we broke the news about the school finally being granted planning permission.
Situated just beyond the Charlesland shopping centre and the local community building, the new school is that scissor-shaped, black-outlined building inside the oul’ red triangle outline in the illustration above.
Not sure why the plot beside has been given the full technicolour treatment. Other than to try and confuse stupid people like GG.
Speaking on the granting of the planning permission, Whitmore – who’s Chair of the Board of the CNS – stated, “This is a big milestone for our school and I am looking forward to working with the parents, staff, KWETB and the Department to deliver a fantastic new primary to Greystones. It’s great to see how far the school has progressed in the space of a couple of years and it already has become a big part of the Greystones community. It’s an exciting time for the school and I very much look forward to the next phase.”
As for the school’s bould principal, Rory said, “We are thrilled that our new building is on the way and can’t wait to continue the Greystones CNS journey in what will be a state of the art school when completed. While we have been very happy in the Rugby Club, we look forward to moving to our permanent home in Charlesland once the build is complete.”
Which should be in the spring of 2018. Or thereabouts. The planning permission was granted on August 23rd, with the decision becoming final in four weeks, a time period within which any appeal to An Bord Pleanala can be made. All going well, that planning permission will be gold-plated before the end of September.
As part of the plans for the 24-classroom, 3-storey school (which measure 4,763sqm), alongside there will be, of course, parking spaces, plus three basketball courts, a creche, rooms for a youth centre, and a little play area for the kids inside the Cairn Homes development to the left.