Notice of Intention to carry out works on a site measuring approximately 2.37 hectares at Jervis Street, Ardee, County Louth. The development will consist of:
(i) Construction of a single storey primary school building, Ardee Educate Together National School, (1923 sq.m. gross floor area); with associated external signage. The constituent elements of the new school building comprise:
(a) a single storey south facing wing containing 8 classrooms and associated sanitary accommodation.
(b) an east facing double class special needs unit incorporating multi-sensory room, para-educational room, central activities room and specialist sanitary accommodation and:
(c) a one and half storey general purpose room, library, multi-purpose room, special tuition, general sanitary and administration rooms within a central entrance wing. The immediate school site development works include:
(d) a single hardball court, junior hard play, sensory play and a sensory garden with general grass play areas
(e) vehicular access to a bus set-down area, 19 car parking spaces and 2 universally accessible car parking spaces and
(f) 22 bicycle racks for 44 bicycles. The general site estate development includes an access boulevard, pedestrian pavements and cycle lanes to be constructed from Jervis Street to service the school site and make provision for future development within the existing adjacent estate. The existing stone wall on Jervis Street shall be taken and realigned to form a new public access to this boulevard. The proposed development also includes hard and soft landscaping, boundary fencing, site attenuation, associated site services integration and services diversions. The areas for the proposed works are within the curtilage of a number of Protected Structures located adjacent or abutting the subject site, and includes the removal of freestanding gates, boundary walls and stone square piers, (Protected Structure Reference No. Lhs 017-068 NIAH 13823034) along the north side of Jervis Street within the urban boundary of Ardee Local Area Plan. The proposed development is also in the Ardee Architectural Conservation Area. Louth County Council has undertaken Appropriate Assessment Screening, the details of which are available to the general public.
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