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Duncan Smith,
Labour Party Councillor
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Question: Councillor D. Smith:
“To ask the Chief Executive has any land been identified in the
Fosterstown LAP lands as a potential site for a school and has any
negotiations taken place with the Department in relation to such lands
and can any further details be supplied on this matter?”


Fosterstown Local Area Plan 2010 was adopted by FCC on 13th September
2010. A decision to extend the life of the Fosterstown Local Area Plan
2010 – 2016 [from the 13th July, 2015 up to the 31st December, 2017] was
subsequently made by FCC at its meeting held on Monday 13th July, 2015.
As part of the LAP process consultation took place between Fingal County
Council and the Department of Education and Science. Two alternative
locations for a 16 classroom primary school were identified and reserved
as part of the adopted and now expired LAP.
Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 designates the Fosterstown lands as
a Masterplan area and Objective SWORDS 27 provides for the preparation
of MP for Fosterstown (Map Sheet 8, MP 8.I).
The Fosterstown Masterplan lands are subject to other specific objectives
– providing for New Metro North,
– Fosterstown Link road,
– a proposed school.
Fingal County Council is liaising with the Department of Education & Skills
in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the
Department of Education & Skills and the County and City Managers’
Association in relation to the identification of a suitable site to facilitate a
new permanent primary school in the south Swords area. Due to
commercial sensitivities relating to site acquisitions generally Fingal
County Council is not in a position to provide further details at this time