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Residents invited to a Community Engagement Event to view the planned new primary school plans

2:01 pm, Thursday, 22nd June 2023 - 1 year ago

Schools and education

Residents living in Waltham are being invited to find out more about plans for a new proposed primary school in the area.

The session, which will offer people an opportunity to look at the proposed school plans in more detail, leave comments and talk to officers, will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2023 from 9:30am to 2.45pm at Waltham Community Library.

The planned school, which would provide much-needed school places for children aged 4 to 11, is proposed to be built on the land known as ‘Sunningdale’ in Waltham.

The land is owned by the Council and has been earmarked as a site for education provision for some time.

Lincolnshire Gateway Trust have been appointed as the new provider for the proposed school.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for children and education, said:

“I really would encourage people living nearby to attend this engagement session to learn more about the plans and to speak to some of the architects and designers.

“The school is a really positive development for the village. With new developments comes more families and children with education needs and this school will cater for those needs.

“One of the advantages of the school being at the heart of residential areas is that they’re easily within walking distance, meaning that road traffic is likely to be reduced.”

The event will be hosted by officers from North East Lincolnshire Council and it’s regeneration partner, Equans, who have worked in partnership on the project.

The plans for the new school were approved by the Council’s Cabinet in March last year, and are set to go through the formal planning application process soon, seeking permission to begin construction around summer/autumn 2023.

The event is open to local residents and will be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023 from 09:30am to 02.45pm at Waltham Community Library, High St, Waltham, Grimsby DN37 0LL.

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