Education Campus Project clears final planning hurdle

18 March 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

At the meeting of Clones Town Council with newly elected TD's were front (L-R) Sean Conlan TD, Heather Humphreys TD, Deirdre Kelly, Mayor of Clones Town Council, Caoimghín Ó Caolain TD and Joe O'Reilly TD. Behind are (L-R) Pat Treanor, Peter Mulligan, Yvonne Newell, Ross Mealiff, Aidan Sheerin and Peter McAleer. ©Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee’s major education campus development at the former Monaghan Military Barracks site at Knockaconny has now received full planning permission approval, Chief Executive Officer Martin O’Brien told Monday’s meeting of the VEC in Monaghan Town.
Welcoming the development, the CEO described it as a fantastic step forward in the delivery of the project.
He said that now they had full planning permission, the Committee could set about issuing tender documentation.
Mr O’Brien noted that there had been a lot of interaction with various neighbours around the Knockaconny site, and he wanted to thank them for their co-operation and support for the project. “Everybody out there has been very positively disposed towards the project itself, and that should be acknowledged and welcomed by the Committee,” he stated.
Rosaleen O’Hanlon described the granting of full planning permission as excellent news, and expressed gratitude to the CEO and everyone involved. She knew the project would now progress well under the VEC’s supervision.
Pat Treanor also welcomed “the next step in the achievement of this great project”. It promised a bright new future for all the facilities to be housed in it, including Coláiste Oiraill and MIFET, and at a later stage Gaelscoil Ultain. It was a great development for Monaghan, and for education provision in the county.

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