POLICY CCW18: EDUCATION PROVISION
A. Except on designated Green Belt land, development proposals which facilitate and enhance existing schools and associated playing fields, as defined on the Policies Map, will be supported subject to demonstration that:
a. acceptable mitigation measures are offered to overcome access and unacceptable highway impact caused by the development;
b. the development would not result in a significant loss of amenity to local residents
or other nearby activities; and
c. the development does not conflict with other Plan policies or proposals.
B. Except on designated Green Belt land, where a proposal for a new school is brought forward, the proposal will be supported where it can be demonstrated that the development would:
a. provide safe access to pedestrians and cyclists and is conveniently related to bus routes with adequate provision for school buses to park where appropriate;
b. provide appropriate vehicular access and would not adversely impact upon traffic capacity;
c. not result in a significant loss of amenity to local residents or other nearby activities; and
d. would not conflict with other Plan policies or proposals.
Provision of adequate education provision – including their sports fields for education and community purposes – was also a key issue for the local community, again bearing in mind the growing community across the neighbourhood area.
This policy seeks to ensure the provision of adequate education – nursery, primary and secondary, both state-supported and privately provided – in the neighbourhood area over the next plan period, safeguarding what already exists and supporting expansion or relocation locally where needed.