January 24, 2018
Confirmed: Highbridge will get a new school from county £140m fund

Burnham-On-Sea won't benefit from a huge £140million schools building programme unveiled by Somerset County Council this week despite a confusing statement suggesting it may do.

Instead, the council has confirmed to that a new school will be built in Highbridge on the site of the Brue Farm housing development, which was reported a year ago by and first revealed in development plans in 2014, as we reported here.

Mark Ford, a spokesperson for Somerset County Council, told "The intention is for a new primary school to be built in Highbridge providing a minimum of 200 spaces, meeting the demand created by the proposed Brue Farm development."

He added: The details of how and when this will be delivered is still being planned and will become clearer as time goes on."

As we reported here on Monday, Somerset County Council has this week said it plans to build "24 new or replaced and expanded schools around the county over the next 7-10 years to meet the demand for places from the growing numbers of children and young people."

Its statement had said one new school would be built in "Burnham-On-Sea/Highbridge".


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