Planning submission for Winterstoke Hundred Academy

1:58pm - 11 June 2021

Following pre-planning consultation earlier this year, a planning application has been submitted ahead of programme seeking to build an expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy on a new site at Locking Parklands in Weston-super-Mare.

The school expansion, funded by Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, will provide 900 secondary school places so that more young people can access schooling in North Somerset. 

Cllr Catherine Gibbons, North Somerset Council's executive member for children’s services and lifelong learning, said: “This application is part of a wider strategy to equip North Somerset for the future, ensuring there are sufficient school places for our young people for years to come.

“I am also pleased to report that the proposed design would be built to some of the highest environmental standards, helping work towards the council’s ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.” 

The application will form part of a statutory process to determine whether permission can be granted for the scheme. The planning application number is 21/P/1596/FUL and can be accessed online on the council's website, where you’ll also find more information on the proposed expansion.