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Cabinet approve transfer of funds for potential new education facilities

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19 May 2021

Image of Transforming Education words and its brandingFeasibility and concept design work for potential new education facilities in Powys will begin after a transfer of funds was approved by Cabinet, the county council has said.

Powys County Council is exploring plans to develop new facilities as part of ambitious plans to transform education in Powys and help provide world-class facilities for learners.

Yesterday (Tuesday, May 18) Cabinet approved a transfer of funds (known as virements) worth £1.15m to start initial feasibility studies and concept design works for the following new projects:

  • Llandrindod Wells Community Campus
  • Sennybridge CP School
  • Brecon Campus Development
  • Gwernyfed High School.

These initial feasibility studies do not prejudice the outcome of any school reorganisation proposals that are required.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "Providing high-quality teaching and learning environments is one of the aims of our Vision 2025 and our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys will help us meet these aims.

"The feasibility and concept design works for each of these schemes is essential, not only to inform the council of more accurate project cost estimate but also for business case development in order to draw additional funding from the Welsh Government if it becomes available.

"Approving the virements today ensures that our Transforming Education programme can continue at pace and that we have 'shovel-ready' projects in place."

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