Lurgan primary school traffic works

Lurgan primary school traffic works

A site map with the bounds of Dickson Primary School outlined in red

Adam Morton

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Adam Morton

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners are currently considering a planning application that, if approved, will see traffic management measures introduced at a Lurgan primary school.

Lodged by agent The Boyd Partnership on behalf of the applicant the Education Authority the proposal seeks to install traffic management works at Dickson County Primary School, Pollock Drive, Lurgan.

The work aims to make improvements to access and parking within the site and includes additional parking spaces, new footpaths, a safety barrier and pedestrian crossing points.

According to the application form the school has, on average, 17 staff vehicles and two goods vehicles attending the site. If the application is approved a further 19 staff vehicles and four visitor vehicles are expected to visit the site on an average day.

This will lead to a total of 36 staff vehicles, four visitor vehicles and two goods vehicles on site.

The number of people attending the site is not expected to increase even if the application is approved with 36 employees and 208 pupils still expected to attend the school on an average day.

Lodged and validated on Monday, August 23, the application’s neighbour consultation period expires on Friday, September 24 and its standard consultation period expires on Thursday, September 30.

The application will be advertised until Friday, October 1.

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