Access for Daventry Hill special school to be discussed

The planned site for Daventry Hill School
The planned site for Daventry Hill School

The access point for Daventry’s planned new special school will be discussed by town councillors on Monday night.

Daventry Town Council is set to consider its response to proposals, by the applicants, to construct separate access point for the school.

Daventry Hill School is set to be built off Ashby Road, on the remainder of the old pitch and putt site between Daventry UTC and the Eastern Way playing field.

The school will provide places for 175 pupils aged four to 18 with special educational needs.

The original plans for the school included access to its car park being built off the existing exit from Daventry UTC. The UTC part would remain exit only, while it would be dual directional traffic in and out of Hill School.

The new site covers three acres of land and the building is scheduled to be ready for when the school opens in September 2016.

Also on the agenda for Monday night’s meeting is a report from the meeting of local councillors and officers to be held on Friday to discuss safety concerns on Ashby Road.

That meeting will see invited councillors, representatives from the county highways department, police, schools and more, investigate what can be done to tackle speeding traffic on Ashby Road and improve safety for pedestrians crossing the road. The building of more schools along the road has been led to increased concerns for safety.