Local Clondalkin representative Cllr William Carey has expressed his concern and disappointment at the decision by the Dept. of Education to not proceed with the building of a school in the new Kilcarbery housing development in Clondalkin. Cllr Carey was speaking after a recent SDCC monthly council meeting where councillors were informed of the Department of Education decision by SDCC Chief executive Danny Mcloughlin.
Cllr Carey also expressed concern about the manner in which this decision was conveyed to council and without any apparent consultation with the local community. This is a serious development for councillors to consider and will have repercussions in how we approach development plans as we move forward. The decision to include a school in the new development was seen as a positive part of building the new community adjacent to Grange Castle. I will be raising this at our area committee meeting at the earliest opportunity. This will also affect the traffic flow within the area as the increase in population will be taken up with movement to schools across the new Nangor rd into the Bawnogue area.
Cllr Carey added that the only other primary school within the district here is at Sruleen which is across the other side of Corkagh park and already at maximum capacity. Cllr Carey said he is calling on the dept to reconsider this decision and will be writing to the Education minister to seek an explanation on this cancellation.