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●● 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.

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