New Daventry school set for approval

An artist's impression of the proposed building for Daventry Hill School
An artist's impression of the proposed building for Daventry Hill School

Designs for the new special school in Daventry go before planners on Wednesday night next week.

Daventry District Council’s planning committee will decide on the proposals for the school on land off Ashby Road.

The school will cater for young people aged four to 18 with special educational needs, and has been planned to meet the shortfall in places within this part of the county.

It plans to open in September next year, for Reception, Year 3, Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. The school will grow until full in 2019 with 175 pupils.

The planning application for the new building, on land between Daventry UTC and the Eastern Way playing field, has been recommended for approval by DDC officers.

Access to the school would be through a new entrance built onto Ashby Road, following concerns raised by the original proposal to use the UTC’s existing exit.

Concerns have been raised by Daventry Town Council and residents about the increase of traffic on what is already a busy road, particularly at school opening and closing hours.

The planning meeting is open for the public to watch, and takes place at DDC’s Lodge Road offices on Wednesday, November 4 at 6.15pm.