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Pre-Application starts

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11 December 2018

Image of former Ysgol Maesydre building, WelshpoolWelshpool residents are being invited to comment on proposed designs for the new Welsh-medium primary school on the former Maesydre site in the town.

Design information about the ambitious project for Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng will be published from Monday (December 17) for five weeks as part of the pre-application planning process.

Members of the public will be invited to comment on the plans before a full planning application is submitted to Powys County Council in the New Year.

Cabinet Member for Learning and Welsh Language, Councillor Myfanwy Alexander said: "This is another significant milestone in this significant project which underlies the Council's commitment to giving families throughout Powys the opportunity to benefit from Welsh-medium education.  These exciting designs combine 21st Century learning spaces with respect for local heritage."

Last month dozens of visitors took the chance to meet contracts Dawnus, architects Architype, Powys County Council and Heart of Wales Property Services staff and take a first look at designs for the new school.

The plans showcased an innovative and unique project for the town, with a 21st Century school being developed alongside a historical building.

If approved the new school will be the county's first hybrid building with brand new Passivhous architecture meeting a historically listed- building. It will comprise modern classroom designs, an administrative area and early years' provision.

The new school, which will accommodate 150 pupils, is expected to be open in September 2020.

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