Vale Council's St Cyres site consultation extended
4:20pm Monday 14th January 2013 in News
THE consultation on the future of the former St Cyres School site in Dinas Powys has been extended until Friday, January 18.
The council has received more than 200 responses to the consultation and more than 50 local residents attended a meeting in December to discuss the future of the site with local councillors. Due to the amount of interest it was decided to extend the consultation period by a week.
Residents can contribute their ideas for the 30 acre site by using the form on the council's website, www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or by calling the council's contact centre, Contact One Vale on 01446 700111.
Until June 2012 the site housed years 7, 8 and 9 pupils from Dinas Powys, but with the development of the Penarth Learning Community, all St Cyres pupils are now housed on the St Cyres Penarth site and the Dinas site is no longer required.
Cllr Chris Elmore, Vale Cabinet member for Children's Services, said: "The whole site measures over 30 acres. This is a huge amount of land that could be put to a number of different uses.
"We want to progress development of the site as soon as possible. The empty school buildings have already attracted vandalism and securing the site has so far cost the council £31,000.
"We know the site could be put to good use and we want to include residents in the decision making process.
"The council's Cabinet have agreed that any money raised by disposal of all or part of the site will be invested in education facilities in the Vale."
If you have any questions about the project or the consultation process then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01446 700111.