Councillors visit planned primary

PUBLISHED: 11:54 24 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:30 24 May 2010

COUNCILLORS are to make a fact finding trip to take a look at the planned site for a new £2.7 million school in Portishead. The move comes after the temporary governing body

COUNCILLORS are to make a fact finding trip to take a look at the planned site for a new £2.7 million school in Portishead.The move comes after the temporary governing body of Trinity VA Primary submitted plans to North Somerset Council to build a new primary school on land off Marjoram Way at the Village Quarter.The new school - to be called Trinity Primary - will have six classrooms, assembly hall, kitchen, reception hall, nursery, multi use games area and a computer suite.It is being built as part of the redevelopment of The Ashlands, which will see a further 1,650 homes being built in the town.Portishead and North Weston Town Council has also earmarked cash towards the creation of a new community hall which will be built above the new school.But members of North Somerset Council north area planning committee, who discussed the proposals at a meeting last week, said they wanted to take a closer look at the site before making a decision.Portishead councillor Barry Walters said: "This is a part of Portishead that perhaps councillors do not know very well as it is still being developed, so we need to look exactly where the site is and what impact a school will have in that area. There have also been complaints from local residents about the location of the multi use games area as they feel it is being placed too near to their homes."Other issues that have to be considered, which is always the case when planning new schools, is the impact such a development is going to have on traffic flow in the area and whether enough parking has been provided."A site visit was due to take place today (Wed).

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