Following an earlier refusal of planning permission, a new site for Norton Hill Primary School has been identified, and there will be an opportunity for the local community to see the proposals next Thursday.
Plans will be on public display for the much needed new 630 place primary school off Silver Street in Midsomer Norton. The proposals also include some additional development, along with improvements to the local highway, traffic calming, public open space and new footpaths.
Neighbours and those living and working in Midsomer Norton are invited to view the plans and talk to the project team at Midsomer Norton Town Hall on Thursday 25 January 2018 between 4-8pm. The plans will also be available to view online at www.nortonhillschooldevelopment.co.uk.
The proposed development is being brought forward by LocatED, on behalf of the Department for Education and landowner Strategic Land Partnerships.
Following the consultation event the project team will be preparing an outline planning application which will be submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council as the Local Planning Authority. Subject to planning the school would be expected to open in September 2020 for Reception pupils.
Mark Thompson, Deputy CEO of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership added: “There are around 2500 new houses currently being built or about to be built across the whole of the Somer Valley and these will naturally attract many new families to the area. There are already some really strong schools locally and of course parents will want their children to have access to a high quality education. We now have the chance to meet this new demand and at the same time to add something really special. Any parent wanting more information can log in to nortonhillprimary.com and sign up for more information and contact with the school.”
We would love to see you next Thursday - please come along and see the plans, and share your thoughts on the new proposal.