●● THE King’s School in Macclesfield is to hold a first round of public consultation and four exhibitions of its plans to build a new school campus in Prestbury.
The favoured location is on greenbelt land, farmland, alongside playing fields at the corner of Macclesfield Road and Alderley Road, known as Four Lane Ends.
The first public exhibition took place on July 8 at the Derby Pavilion on The King’s School playing fields in Alderley Road, Prestbury.
A further three will take place this month and will be held at the three sites which the school currently owns.
All exhibitions will be open from 12.30pm to 7pm. The dates and locations are:
Main Hall, The King’s School, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield on Wednesday, July 15; Main Hall, The King’s School, Fence Avenue site, Macclesfield on Thursday, July 16; and Derby Pavilion, The King’s School playing fields, Alderley Road, Prestbury on Wednesday, July 22.
As well as including plans for the new campus in Prestbury, the exhibitions will also include proposals for residential development on Westminster Road and Fence Avenue in Macclesfield. A full planning application is expected later in the summer.
A Prestbury Parish Council spokesperson said: “Prestbury Parish Council will come to a view on the planning application when it is submitted. In the meantime we look forward to learning what the ‘very special circumstances’ are that require this development to take place in greenbelt and we also look forward to discovering how the traffic would be handled at Four Lane Ends.” ●● PRESTBURY Parish Council Planning Committee will meet at 9.30am at the council chambers on Wednesday July 15, August 5 and August 26.