Two education-related planning applications received top marks last week when Mid Ulster District Council granted planning permission for development proposals.
St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon received the green light for a new second level school building, sports pavilion and pitches, together with landscaping works and carparking.
The project is worth £27M and is expected to commence shortly and be completed by September 2017.
Meanwhile, Tobermore Baptist Church’s plans to create a modern two-storey day care nursery with car parking, external play areas and a ground floor café, also got the go ahead, with the potential to create 17 jobs and provide care for 45 children aged up to 5 years old.
Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Martin Kearney, said:
“These are significant developments in both Dungannon and Tobermore, addressing need at different ends of the education spectrum, in early years learning and play through to the high standards now expected at post-primary level.
“Both projects also bring with them investment in the local area, together with employment opportunities directly and indirectly”.
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