New Rhyl high school plans given the green light


Matt Jones

A PLAN to rebuild Rhyl High School has been approved.

A business case for a formal application for the development of the school was given the green light last week which and it will see the replacement of the existing building on Grange Road.

The new school is set to be three stories high and include new PE and sports accommodation.

The complex will be built on part of the school playing-field and the existing building will be demolished while retaining the leisure centre which adjoins it.

An application was submitted following lengthy consultations with staff, pupils and residents.

Amendments were made to address concerns over traffic management and other issues.

The new school project will enable Rhyl High School to accommodate up to 1200 pupils and house 45 pupils in Key Stage 3/4 from Ysgol Tir Morfa, a community special school in Rhyl.

The project aims to seek 50 per cent of the funds from the Welsh Government, meaning that a sum of £12,293,050 will be required from Denbighshire.

The planning application is expected be considered by Denbighshire Council’s planning committee in March or April.

A council spokesman said: “A number of events will be held in the next month to ensure that local residents and members of the community are aware of the plans and changes that will be happening on the school site to bring this exciting project to reality.

“The ‘drop in’ events will provide an opportunity to view the up to date plans and ask members of the design team questions about the new development.

“A leaflet drop will ensure all residents in the immediate vicinity are aware of the events and the meetings will be advertised in the local press.”

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