IT’S all to play for at Clarecastle National School which is set for a boost to its sporting facilities. The school have been granted planning permission for a development which will see the construction of a new hurling wall.
The school has also been given the go-ahead for a 2.4 metre high wire mesh fence for its existing soft play area and planned future Astro Turf pitch.
The hurling wall will have an overall height of 4 metres and will be 10 metres long, located along the north western boundary of the site which is shared with the adjacent GAA grounds.
This will be a dual sided wall, and will also be available for use by patrons of the GAA grounds.
In assessing the application, planners with Clare County Council found there would be no adverse impacts on traffic safety and / or free flow of vehicles and pedestrians within the site.
No lighting has been proposed for the Astro Turf pitch and it was determined that having regard to the nature and scale of the development and the distance between the proposed works and the dwellings to the north of the site, no adverse impacts on residential amenities are envisaged by planners.
The conditions of planning include that the development be carried out and completed in accordance with drawings received by the planning authority. The proposed pitch is to only be used for purposes ancillary to the national school and cannot be sold, let or otherwise be disposed of, transferred or conveyed separately from the school.