In Cardiff, Education, Permission secured

DPP have secured planning permission for the first primary school within the New Eastern Villages urban extension in Swindon. This is one of the largest greenfield developments in the country, consisting of 8,000 homes, new schools, employment spaces and community and leisure facilities.

Working on behalf of ISG and the Department for Education, All Saints Primary School in Redlands, the first of the “villages” proposed as part of the extension to Swindon, is a 420 place primary school accompanied by a nursery.

Designed to be net zero carbon in operation, the intention is for this outstanding school to acts as a catalyst to raise the quality of primary education across Swindon.

The location of the school opposite the proposed local centre and the main areas of open space will mean that it will form the beating heart of this new community. Part of the proposal also includes a village square which provides a space for activities beyond the school’s operation, including local fete’s, or farmer’s markets.

Speaking about the consent, Osian Roberts, Associate Director at DPP said:

We are immensely proud to have worked alongside ISG to secure planning permission for the first primary school in this new community. The team worked hard to overcome issues over parking provision and landscaping to secure permission despite objections. We look forward to delivery of what will be a catalyst for the expansion of the wider area. 

Image: Hatcher Pritchard Architects

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