Cash for two new schools agreed by North Somerset Council

PUBLISHED: 08:19 18 November 2017

Bloor Homes housing development off Arnolds Way, Yatton.

Bloor Homes housing development off Arnolds Way, Yatton.

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Funding for two new schools was agreed on Tuesday by North Somerset Council.

Cash for a new primary school, at a cost of £4million, for Yatton was voted for by councillors at Weston Town Hall, while about £8.8million was agreed for a new primary at Locking Parklands.

The moves were agreed to prevent hundreds of homes being built without school places being available nearby for families buying them.

The Locking Parklands school is due to open for September 2019, although a temporary home for pupils is sought for 2018/19.

The Yatton development would be built at North End, near where three housing developments are planned.

Without a new school, it is expected there would be 120 more children living in Yatton than there are school places. Therefore, a 210-space school is planned with the potential for it to expand to cater 420 pupils if required.

The council funding is dependent on Government and planning agreements.

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