25 JUL 2014

60 PEOPLE ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS TENBY SCHOOLS PLAN

More than 60 people attended a public meeting organised by local MP Simon Hart to hear what Tenby residents think of plans for a new school on a greenfield site in the town.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park planning committee is due to meet on July 30 to look at the county council's proposal to demolish the existing infants school on Heywood Lane. The council wants to replace it with two new primary schools – a Welsh medium one in the existing junior school and a new build English primary school on the rugby pitch next door.

"The council says that there has been full consultation on this issue but from the amount of phone calls and letters - and the number of people who turned out at the meeting - this clearly has not been the case," said Mr Hart.

"I wanted to give people a chance to express their concerns and raise matters which I am now taking to the National Park planners on their behalf."

Among other issues raised were: the loss of "a green wedge" and the harm that will have on wildlife, the loss of a publicly accessible green play area, overdevelopment and an increase in traffic problems.

Marion Davies who lives on Serpentine Road said:

"As a result of the development being pushed back from Heywood Lane we will now lose both rugby pitches, not just one.

"This area has been identified as "an important green wedge" in the Local Development Plan and it is a wildlife corridor that runs down to the woods, but it will be built on and a high fence put all around it."

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