Find out about the plans for a school on the Stag Brewery site.
Part of the adopted Planning Brief is the need for a school on the site.
Originally, the Planning Brief stated that a primary school was needed as part of a redevelopment. However, in October 2015, this was changed to a secondary. There are two key reasons for this:
The change from a primary to a secondary school on this site was considered as part of the Cabinet report in October 2015 in relation to a revised School Place Planning Strategy, with specific reference to the forecast need for an additional secondary school in the eastern half of the borough.
At that stage, it was decided that the Council would not review the adopted Planning Brief. However, the change in educational need and the priority for a secondary school on the Stag Brewery site was agreed to be taken forward as part of the Local Plan Review, which specifically sets out a site allocation for Stag Brewery.
The updated School Place Planning Strategy therefore provided the evidence base for setting out the policy requirements and mix of uses for the site specific proposal for the Stag Brewery site as part of the Local Plan (a final public consultation on the Local Plan was carried out from 4 January to 15 February 2017).
Our frequently asked questions page has more detail on the need for a secondary school in the east of the borough.
Updated: 5 April 2018