Expansion of East-the-Water Primary School, Bideford

Further to the public notice issued on 7 November 2013, Cabinet has now approved the proposed enlargement to East-the-Water Primary School, Bideford, from a net capacity of 315 to 420 places, to be implemented in stages with effect from 3 September 2014, conditional upon planning permission being received by 31 July 2014.

In reaching their decision Cabinet noted that although the school is not currently at capacity, a rising birth rate in East–the-Water and the Bideford Local Learning Community suggests a higher intake in future. Combined with new house building in the area (local plan for the area proposing a further 700 dwellings for East-the-Water) additional places will be required. Many schools in the area are already full, some of whom will also be looking to expand to accommodate expected pupil numbers.

The website at: https://engagespace.co.uk/devon/consultation_Dtl.aspx?consult_Id=1602&status=2&criteria=I or via: www.engagespace.co.uk/devon provides the background to this proposal.

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