Council launches consultation over plans for two new schools in Lyde Green

South Gloucestershire Council says it wants to hear the views of local residents about its proposals for two more schools for the growing Lyde Green estate.

As part of the plans for the development of Lyde Green, the council agreed with housing developers the transfer of land and a financial contribution for the provision of the equivalent of two primary schools and a contribution towards a new secondary school.

The first primary school opened in 2015

The council has already delivered the first primary school which opened in Willowherb Road in 2015.

It is now planning to bring forward proposals to commission by September 2022 a new 420-place primary school, plus a 900-place secondary school, made up of 450 places required to copy with the impact of new housing and 450 places to meet basic need growth, for children aged 11 to 16. The two new schools will be co-located on one site off Honeysuckle Road with separate access and separate play and accommodation.

Because of the pandemic and consequent difficulties in holding public meetings, the council is providing all the information relating to the proposals and designs online and encourages people to respond and make any comments in advance of the application for formal planning approval.  

Community access is proposed to sports facilities including a multi-use games area, 2G all-weather pitch and cricket and football pitches.

To part in the public engagement visit the council’s website. The deadline for comments is Monday 27th July.

The council is in the process of commissioning multi-academy trusts to run the new schools. It is anticipated that the announcements will be made this coming autumn.