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Ysgol Bro Hyddgen plans to be shown at drop-in event

Image of proposed new building for Ysgol Bro Hyddgen

6 December 2023

Image of proposed new building for Ysgol Bro Hyddgen
Exciting plans to construct a new replacement building for an all-through school can be seen at a drop-in event in Machynlleth next week, the county council has said.

Powys County Council is to build a new school for Ysgol Bro Hyddgen as part of its Transforming Education programme. The new 540-place school will be built at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen's secondary school site to replace the current primary and secondar school buildings.

A pre-application consultation for the proposed development is underway, which allows interested parties to comment on the plans before a planning application is submitted.

As part of this process, a drop-in session will be held at the school's secondary campus on Tuesday, December 12 between 3.30pm and 7pm.

This session will provide an opportunity to view and discuss the plans for the new school building. The event will be open to the whole school community as well as the public.

When built, the replacement building will incorporate early years facilities, areas for primary, secondary and post-16 education, a community room, an additional learning needs centre, wellbeing areas as well as external areas and a 3G pitch.

The building will have excellent environmental credentials and will be the council's first all-through school Passivhaus building, with the aim of achieving Net Zero in operation and with a target of <600kg/CO2m2 of embodied carbon, and it is expected that the new school will be open to pupils in 2026.

Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: "The new building for Ysgol Bro Hyddgen will provide modern facilities for our pupils and teaching staff and help them to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling education experience for everyone.

"These drop-in events provide a great opportunity for everyone in the school community and members of the public to view these exciting plans, which will transform education for learners in Powys."

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