Highbridge will get a new school from county £140m fund
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.
the council has confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com 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 Burnham-On-Sea.com and first revealed in development
plans in 2014, as we reported here.
Ford, a spokesperson for Somerset County Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"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."
added: The details of how and when this will be delivered is still
being planned and will become clearer as time goes on."
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."
statement had said one new school would be built in "Burnham-On-Sea/Highbridge".