Plans to build primary school
PLANS for a new primary school in Cardiff have been revealed.
The new, two-form primary entry school and nursery is planned for Maltings Park, Lewis Road, in Splott.
The plans have been submitted by Stride Treglown on behalf of Cardiff council.
The school would be built on an undeveloped site on space next to Lewis Road.
It would be a 420-space primary school with 48 nursery spaces for morning and afternoon sessions. The school would employ 50 staff, of which 20 would be teachers, with 16 teaching assistants and 14 would be ancillary staff.
The school, as well as parking, landscaping and recreational space are all included in the plans.
The developer says that the new school is needed to meet rising demand for Welsh-medium education in the area – and would see staff and pupils from the existing Ysgol Glan Morfa, in Hinton Street a few hundred yards away, relocate to the site.
The plans include 26 staff parking spaces which would include two disabled parking spaces close to the building entrance. No parents are permitted to park in the school grounds and they would be encouraged to make journeys without cars. There would also be 20 bike spaces.
There has already been a period of consultation with residents and interested parties.
Included in the papers for consultation is a study of whether any unexploded Second World War bombs are at the site, because of its proximity to Luftwaffe targets.
While no bombs fell within it, there were recorded bombs 60m to the north east and 80m to the south west.
Researchers have found anecdotal evidence that suggests bomb damage occurred to the primary target in which the study site is situated within and “it cannot be ruled out that bomb damage may have occurred on-site”.
But he report concludes that there is a low/medium risk.
The papers linked to the application can all be viewed online at www. cardiff.gov.uk.