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Still time to have your say on plans for new special school

Ysgol Cedewain English

9 August 2021

Ysgol Cedewain EnglishLess than two weeks remain for a north Powys community to have their say on plans for a new replacement special school, the county council has said.

Powys County Council is planning to build a new £22m school for Ysgol Cedewain in Newtown and pre-application consultation for the proposed development started last month.

Residents in Newtown and Ysgol Cedewain's school community have until Friday, August 20 to view the details sites plans and have their say.

As part of the proposed development, the new Ysgol Cedewain school will have purpose-built and state-of-the-art facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory and physiotherapy rooms and garden as well as a community café.

The new school will be funded the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools Programme, who will fund 75% of the project. The remaining 25% would be funded by the council.

The plans for Ysgol Cedewain are part of the council's Transformation Programme to deliver aspirations in Vision 2025 as well as deliver the Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys 2020-2030.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "Our ambitious plans for Ysgol Cedewain will see us provide a world-class facility for our most vulnerable learners.

"When complete, it will provide an environment where teaching staff can thrive and give vulnerable learners facilities that meets their needs, they benefit from and enables them to enjoy learning.

"However, the pre-application consultation is important as it gives the residents of Newtown and Ysgol Cedewain's school community an opportunity to have their say on these plans before we submit a planning application."

The pre-application consultation is being carried out by contractors and agents Wynne Construction.

To view the pre-application consultation documents, visit which also gives details on how you can make representations on the proposed plans.

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