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Council approves new school for Edwalton

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At the Planning Committee held today at Nottinghamshire County Council, members agreed to grant permission for the new Primary School and Nursery at Sharphill.

The committee discussed the plans at length and agreed with the officer recommendation to grant permission

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Councillor Jonathan Wheeler, West Bridgford South County Councillor has welcomed the decision. “The need for the school in the local area is immediate and so to be at this stage where the building can commence is fantastic.

“There is a policy committee paper tomorrow to allocate millions more towards the school, showing the County Councils commitment to delivering a school in the area.

“I would like to thank the officers who I have worked closely with to add in the turning circle, and to ensure we have the appropriate crossing in place for safety.

“I will continue to work with officers on location of bus stops and potential drop off zones if we can get them in. I’d also like to thank the many residents who have got in touch with me to support the need for the school and raising points I have addressed with officers.”

The school will be built as a 315 place school with sufficient space to expand to 420, with a 39 place nursery. There will also be associated playing fields and outdoor play areas.

The Spencer Academy Trust will operate the new school as a free school, and will be responsible for identifying and managing any potential community use within safeguarding requirements.

Following a tender process Morgan Sindall have been appointed as the main contractor for the build, and the County Council’s Planning and Licensing Committee considered the planning application for the new school at its meeting on 16 July.

The new budgeted cost for the entire school project is £8.6m

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