Search

It's back to school for new look to town

PUBLISHED: 04:19 13 October 2001 | UPDATED: 15:18 03 March 2010

PEOPLE in Woodbridge will get the chance to look at and comment on the proposed plans for the relocation of the town's community primary school and the regeneration of the town centre site next week.

PEOPLE in Woodbridge will get the chance to look at and comment on the proposed plans for the relocation of the town's community primary school and the regeneration of the town centre site next week.

A public exhibition presented by Suffolk County Council and G&E Woodbridge Consortium Ltd is being held at the Main Hall of the current school in New Street on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20.

Everyone is welcome to come along and will have the opportunity to express their views.

The working studies on display will include:

N the new school building in Pytches Road which will be environmentally-friendly and cater for 210 pupils with a nursery unit and will also include an on-site school playing field;

N plans to convert a major part of the existing school into a substantially enlarged county library which will include enhanced IT facilities;

N alternative proposals for highway improvements to Pytches Road;

N suggested improvements to Oak Lane Car Park;

N studies for the proposed housing for part of the old school site; and

N studies for a new building to replace the existing library which could provide medical facilities in the town centre.

Brian Prettyman, project manager for the Woodbridge Community Primary School project at Suffolk County Council, said: "We believe that this scheme will bring considerable benefits to the Woodbridge community - a new state-of-the-art school building and improved library facilities are just two features of the proposals. We hope that local people will take this opportunity to visit the exhibition and give us some feedback on what they think of the proposed scheme."

Robert Alexander, architect of the scheme from G&E Woodbridge Consortium Ltd, said: "We are pleased to be working with Suffolk County Council on this scheme and believe our proposals represent a real opportunity to enhance the services and environment of the town and for the people of Woodbridge."

The exhibition will be open from 5pm to 10pm on Friday, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday. Following the exhibition the results of the consultation will be analysed and a report submitted to the council's executive committee. Members will then consider the report and determine the future development of the project.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists