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Cabinet supports proposed relocation of Caerphilly schools

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet have updated Members with regards to the Sustainable Communities for Learning programme in respect of the proposal to relocate Ysgol Y Lawnt and Upper Rhymney Primary School, through the creation of sustainable school buildings with shared facilities.

Cabinet members were asked to consider the information contained in the Objection Report and approve the recommendations, via vote, to proceed to planning application stage and subsequent Welsh Government business case approvals.

The Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme is a major, long term and strategic capital investment programme supporting large scale capital building projects across Wales with the aim of educational transformation through enhancing school buildings and developing them as hubs for learning to meet 21st Century Educational and Community needs.

Further to Cabinet approval gained on 13th December 2023, a Statutory Notice for the proposal relating to Ysgol Y Lawnt and Upper Rhymney Primary School was published, and the formal objection period ran between 8th January 2024 and the 5th February 2024.

Cllr Carol Andrews, Cabinet Member for Education & Communities, commented:

“We are extremely passionate about investing in education in Caerphilly County Borough. The proposed new facilities for both Ysgol Y Lawnt and Upper Rhymney Primary School are just the next steps in delivering a sustainable and modern learning infrastructure within the Borough. With objections being reviewed and considered, we are eager to continue the momentum and begin planning stages to complete phase 3 of the proposal.”

Cabinet members have now reviewed and approved the recommendations made in the report, and the project will now proceed to the Planning Application stage and subsequent Welsh Government business case approvals.