New Crewe special needs school expected to get the go-ahead

Councillors are expected to give the go-ahead for a new school in Crewe for children with special needs. The purpose-built school is earmarked for the site of the former Lodgefields Primary and, if approved, will cater for up to 40 children who have special education needs and disability. At present many children who require specialised education are forced to travel outside Cheshire East. This planned new school will mean more youngsters can be educated closer to home in a school specifically built for their needs. In a report due to go before Wednesday’s (August 7) meeting of Cheshire East’s southern planning committee, the planning officer states: “The scheme is of a good quality, contemporary design, which satisfactorily respects the character and appearance of the locality.” The proposed school will be a combination of a single and part two storey U-shape building and will stand on the footprint of the former primary school, which was bulldozed in 2007. Access for parking, a drop off area, servicing and maintenance vehicles will be from Lodgefields Drive to the north of the site from a new access point.

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