Thursday, 7 December 2017

New building for Watermore School

The plans for the new school building that will replace the former Brockeridge and Highcroft Schools' accommodation were revealed by South Glos Property Services at a drop-in event last week.

Government funding is in short supply but the costs of maintaining the two ageing buildings added to the problems of operating a split site school has made it more cost effective to replace them with a new building. Part of the required funding will be raised from selling the old Brockeridge site and a small area of land off Lower Stone Close for housing. Planning permission will be needed.

The main concerns raised by people at the exhibition appear to be parking and dropping off, reduction in play space and the future of the much loved old Brockeridge School building where generations of local residents started their education.

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