Sunday, 16 October 2011

Residents To Have Their Say On New Cambourne Secondary School


Cambridgeshire County Council is asking residents to comment on its plans to build a new secondary school for Cambourne as a consultation is launched this week.

Plans for the new school will be on display on Wednesday 12 October between 2pm and 8pm at The Hub, Cambourne Community Centre, High Street, Cambourne.

Planning Officers from the County Council will be on hand at the event to answer questions, particularly about the planning process and how local residents and other members of the public can have their say on the proposed development.

The new school is intended to take some of the burden from nearby Comberton Village College which will be full by 2013.

The site for the new school lies between the north-western edge of Lower Cambourne and Swansley Wood Farm.

The proposal includes the construction of a two storey school building including a gym and sports hall, a dining area, a main hall, an activity studio as well as general purpose and subject-specific classrooms and hard play areas and sports pitches

Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "I would like to encourage as many local residents as possible to come along to this event so that they can have their say on this important proposal. If you can't make it on the day, you can always comment on the proposal by email or send a letter to the County Council's planning team."

Members of the public have until Monday 24 October 2011 to comment either by email to planningdc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or by letter to Box 1213, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 OAP. The proposal is likely to be decided by the Council in the new year.

The full planning application can be seen on the County Council's website at: 

www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/planning/applications

and follow the links.