Plans to build pri­mary school

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

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.

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