A Killarney Montessori School is to relocate from the Countess Road, the Circuit Civil Court was told this week.
Complaints were made in 2016 in relation to alleged breaches of the 1993 planning for the school, about the number of children now attending the Montessori House of Children Limited, as well as the hours of operation.
Owners of the school had consistently been granted permission by Kerry County Council – but refused by An Bord Pleanala, had “come to the end of the road” in trying to regularise matters and was moving altogether, Killarney court heard.
Carol Dempsey and Sean Buckley of Bradgate, Countess Road, directors of the Montessori House of Children Limited, were consenting to the injunction order being brought by Kerry County Council to no longer use the Bradgate premises at Countess Road other than as permitted in the original 1993 permission, or other than absolutely necessary due to circumstances outside their control, barrister for the Council, Aoife Lynch, outlined at the Circuit Civil Court.
The school is to relocate to the Killarney Pastoral Centre and plans are at an advanced stage. A stay was put on the order under Section 160 of the Planning and Acts until December 12.
“The 1993 permission does not permit the main house be used as a school. They are decommissioning Bradgate, and it is not their intention to use it as a school,” she said.
“Neighbours complained. This is a residential area,” Ms Lynch said. Traffic was the main issue, she said.