Plans drawn up to knock down and rebuild St. Aidan’s Catholic School

Plans have been drawn up to knock down and rebuild the main part of St. Aidan’s Catholic school on Willow Bank Road, Ashbrooke.

The Department for Education is planning to redevelop the school, seeking to create two buildings connected at the first and second floor levels.

Consultancy firm DPP has begun a public consultation on the initial designs, which will conclude before a full planning application is submitted.

The first of the new buildings would contain a main teaching block made up of classrooms, an assembly hall and a dining hall, while the second would be a sports and sixth form building.

“Temporary accommodation” is also expected to be built for use during the demolition and construction work.

The plans have been drawn up by Bowmer + Kirkland.

Planning consultancy firm DPP said: “We welcome all views and these will be taken into consideration by the project team before finalising the proposals for the planning application.

“Once the application has been submitted, there will also be an opportunity to comment as part of the application determination process.”

The planning application is expected to be submitted later this year. Bowmer + Kilmer is holding a consultation event at St Aidan’s on 3 June from 15:00 BST to 19:00 to answer questions from the public.

Comments on the plans can be sent to DPP before the deadline of 17:00 BST on 7 June.