Cardiff school plans put on public display

by Pete Hayman | 17 Feb 2009

Plans to build a new school and improve existing facilities at the Eastern Leisure Centre in Llanrumney, Cardiff, have been put on public display by the city council.

Cardiff Council intends to close both the Llanrumney and Rumney High Schools in a bid to improve local education standards, with part of the Eastern Leisure Centre site earmarked for the construction of a purpose-built replacement. Facilities at the leisure centre will be upgraded as part of the school proposals, despite a reduction in the amount of public open space available.

However, the council insists that the amount of public open space that will be established at the Llanrumney High School site and the Rumney site will provide a net gain of 5.1 hectares (12.6 acres) accessible public space for the city. Council recommendations also include the retention of an artificial turf pitch at the Llanrumney High School site, as well as three grass pitches with new changing rooms to offset the loss of a pitch at Eastern Leisure Centre.

The public exhibition concludes on 17 February.

Plans to build a new school and improve existing facilities at the Eastern Leisure Centre in Llanrumney, Cardiff, have been put on public display by the city council. Cardiff Council intends to close both the Llanrumney and Rumney High Schools in a bid to improve local education standards, with part of the Eastern Leisure Centre site earmarked for the construction of a purpose-built replacement. Facilities at the leisure centre will
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