Planning application lodged for new St Bricin's classrooms

Special education facilities are included in the project.

Plans for major developments at St Bricin’s College have moved a step closer.

Planning permission has been lodged for eight new classrooms at the Belturbet school.

The Department of Education gave approval for the plans back in January. The development will see two single story modular buildings, or prefans, being demolished. They will be replaced by a single, two storey modular building.

It will contain eight classrooms, two of which are special education rooms. A central activities room, a multi-sensory room, daily living skills room, admins office and toilet facilities are also included in the extension.

Additional car parking spaces, a sensory garden and play area will be installed and associated works will take place as part of the development.

A decision is expected on the plans by mid-September.

Plans to merge St Bricin’s with St Mogue’s in Bawnboy remain on the back burner after blowback from some in the local community. CMETB had planned to amalgamate the schools into a new state of the art secondary school in Ballyconnell.