New school plans are submitted to council
THIS is how Butetown’s new primary school could look.
A new, two-storey primary school is planned for land near the Hamadryad Centre, Hamadryad Road, Butetown.
The plans include changing rooms, a sprinkler tank and pump house as well as external lighting and playing facilities.
Plans have been submitted to Cardiff council by developer Stride Treglown on behalf of the authority.
The proposal is for a 420-space Welsh medium primary school with 48 nursery spaces for morning and afternoon sessions within a new building south of the existing NHS facility on Hamadryad Road.
The school would employ 50 staff, of which 20 would be teachers, 16 would be teaching assistants and 14 would be ancillary staff.
Breakfast and after-school clubs are likely to be available.
Early years pupils are currently occupying part of the Ninian Park School, Sloper Road, to the north west of the site.
Vehicle access to the school would be along the Hamadryad Road via the Hamadryad Centre car park.
Pedestrian access would be from Hamadryad Road with a footpath leading to the door of the school.
There would be 23 staff parking spaces and two disabled parking spaces. No parents would be allowed to park in the school grounds.
The council has suggested changes to local streets to stop people parking on streets near the school.
They are pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Dumballs Road, James Street, Clarence Road, Hunter Street or alternative crossing facilities on Dumballs Road and Hunter Street.
There could also be changes to Corporation Road and traffic calming on Avondale Road.
There was a public consultation about the scheme and two residents raised concerns.
They included the impact of construction on existing houses, parking and traffic increases and the suitability of the access road as it is narrow and can only accommodate one car.
The application can be viewed in full at www.cardiff.gov.uk