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Council will oppose Cadw plans for Ysgol Maesydre

 
Created on 11/12/2017 @ 17:41
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Powys County Council is likely to oppose and plans by Cadw to list Ysgol Maesydre as a Grade 11 building.

Cadw, the Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service, has informed Powys County Council of their intention to list as Grade II the existing Ysgol Maesydre in Welshpool.

Under current ambitious plans to transform primary education in the area, the Maesydre site is scheduled to form part of grounds of the new Ysgol Cymraeg y Trallwng. The council is currently preparing their response to Cadw.

Cllr Myfanwy Alexander, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Whilst we fully recognise the historic importance of this building and its contribution to the life of the town, we must look to the future.

“The plans for the new schools in Welshpool have be carefully drawn up together and it would be regrettable if anything were to delay this ambitious project.  The sooner all our primary pupils in Welshpool can benefit from high standard accommodation in which to learn, the better.”

Council officers are working with the design contractor to understand any potential impact to the schools construction project, in the event that Cadw confirms its decision to list the building.  It is anticipated that the outcome of Cadw's deliberations will be known towards the end of January.

In the meantime, the council has submitted the designs for the two schools for planning approval.

The schools and parents will be kept fully informed of progress.

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