January 15, 2015
Plans to move a village school in Somerset that has flooded at least six times since 2000 have been approved by Somerset Councillors at the recent Planning committee.
Countess Gytha School is next to the River Cam in Queen Camel but will now be rebuilt in a new site on the other side of the village on fields next to the medical centre. The approval marks the end of a detailed design process which involved Public meetings and client workshops in order to ensure the proposed design delivered the schools aims.
Head teacher Sue English said she was “thoroughly delighted” with the result. “It’s been a long process,” she said, “but the children are really excited by a new school and we’re looking forward to a school that is fit for the 21st Century.”
The design has been developed with BAM Construction and is programmed to start on site in May 2015.