Llanerch Field, Llanelli

CONSULTATION for a new multi-million pound school for Ysgol Dewi Sant is continuing.

People are being asked for their views on a proposed £9.1million build in Llanerch to replace the current Ysgol Dewi Sant site and school buildings which do not meet Carmarthenshire’s standards.

The proposed high specification, modern building for the school would accommodate the increasing demand for Welsh medium education with 420 primary and 60 nursery places available.

facilities, a multi-purpose hall and specialist provision for pupils with additional learning needs.

A number of community benefits will also be provided such as the off-site car park for school and community use.

Subject to planning being approved for the new Ysgol Dewi Sant, design work would begin on the redevelopment of Ysgol Penygaer which would inherit the existing Dewi Sant site, once they have occupied the new facility.

Consultation runs until October 11, people can take part online or visit Llanelli Library where hard copies are available.

A formal planning application is expected to be submitted following the four-week consultation period. Feedback from the consultation will be captured in a pre-planning application consultation report which will form part of the process.

The major investment would be part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme (MEP),jointly funded by the council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools initiative.

The council’s executive board member for education and children’s services, Cllr Glynog Davies said: “The consultation process is critical to help inform the decision making process, we need to gather as many views as possible in order to make a balanced, fair judgement.”

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