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Public invited to have say on new Fitzalan High School

The new school would accommodate up to 1,500 students between the age of 11 and 16, plus a sixth form.

A public consultation for the Planning Application to build a new Fitzalan High School opened this week, Tuesday 7, July and members of the public are invited to share their views.

If progressed, the new Fitzalan High School will represent a £63.5m investment in the local community and would see the existing school replaced with a new-build school on land next to the Leckwith Stadium in the Canton area of the city. 

It would be a 10 form entry, accommodating up to 1,500 students between the age of 11 and 16, plus a sixth form. The new school would offer comprehensive sports facilities including a multi-use games area, 3G pitches and a new indoor swimming pool, replacing the current pool which is already extensively used by local schools and community groups. These, and other facilities at the school would be available for public use outside school hours.  

Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council, and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: “The development of a new Fitzalan High School represents significant investment in the local community. It will not only provide pupils with access to state-of-the art facilities and the highest quality learning environment, but will also present the local community with opportunities to benefit from excellent, modern amenities.

“Public consultation plays an important role in the development and gives stakeholders and members of the public the chance to have their say in this exciting project delivered under the Cardiff Council and Welsh Government £284m Band B 21st Century Schools Programme.”

The proposal is seeking Full planning permission for the following:

    • Erection of a 3 storey high school to accommodate 1850 pupils,
    • New community swimming pool.
    • Provision of 2 MUGAs.
    • Provision of 1 3G rugby / football pitch.
    • Provision of 1 under 16 hockey / football pitch.
    • A staff car park (47 spaces) and visitor car park (24 spaces including 8 disabled bays).
    • Associated hard and soft play areas.

The consultation runs for four weeks and will close on August 4, 2020.To share your views please go to: http://www.asbriplanning.co.uk/statutory-pre-application-consultation/fitzalan