A senior official with Wicklow County Council has said the local authority would 'talk to' the Department of Education concerning the council-owned piece of land adjacent to Scripts Pub, if an interest was expressed.
Greystones town manager Sean Quirke said that if the Department expressed an interest in buying the land, 'we would talk to them'.
Representatives from the Department of Education met with Wicklow County Council three weeks ago, during which the matter of the land, currently zoned for town centre development, was discussed but rejected as a potential option, primarily, it is understood, because of the current zoning.
However, Mr. Quirke said that the council would be open to the possibility of the land being rezoned, but that it would have to go before council members for their approval.
The site adjacent to Scripts is understood to be much more expensive than the Charlesland site, however, the Department of Education has said funding is not a concern.
It is understood that a number of councillors are being asked to table a motion in the coming weeks to have the land at Scripts rezoned from Town Centre to educational.