The Proposal

The application seeks to replace the existing buildings through the construction of a new build school. The existing school is beyond economical repair and will be demolished after the new school is completed. The proposed development will cater for 390 (plus nursery) for boys and girls aged 3-11 years.

The proposal supports RCT Council’s commitment to improving Education provision in the County as well as establishing modern, high quality learning environments that meet the school’s aspirations.

The application proposal will include:

  • Demolition of existing building;
  • Construction of new school;
  • Multi Use Games Area (MUGA);
  • Grass Pitches;
  • Variety of external pupil spaces;
  • Ecological area; and
  • Staff car park.

The Consultation


SCHEDULE 1B/1C Articles 2C & 2D

Proposed development at Hirwaun Primary School

We give notice that Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is intending to apply for planning permission to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for the following development:

Construction of a new Primary School on the existing Hirwaun Primary School site. Proposals include the construction of a new primary school building, demolition of the existing teaching blocks, the renewal of the external areas (including a secure boundary, MUGAs, staff car park, service yard, grass pitches, and a variety of external pupil spaces), and associated supporting external works (including an acoustic fence and ecological area).

Prior to formal submission to the Local Planning Authority and in accordance with the requirements set out in Part 1A of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2016, the proposal will be subject to a 28-day pre-application consultation.

All relevant drawings, reports and supplementary supporting documents are made available for inspection and review below.

Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposed development must do so by the 12th June 2019.

We would encourage you to provide your comments below, alternatively please send your comments to; DPP, Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ or

A PUBLIC EXHIBITION event will take place at the school on the 22nd MAY between 3.30pm and 7pm where visitors will be able to view the plans and discuss the proposals with members of the design team. We encourage as many as people possible to attend this event to learn more about the proposals.

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