The new 420-place primary school plans, proposed in June for Stanway, have been approved by Essex County Council’s planning team.
The School by Essex County Council known as Lakeland Primary School plans to open in September 2020.

The proposed development would create 30 full time jobs.

The school will be built off Christopher Garnett Chase on the Lakelands estate by Barnes Construction and Concertus Design and Property Consultants.

The planning report states: “It would include outdoor play space, an all weather pitch, and 28 car parking spaces for staff.

“There would also be provision for parking of up to 60 scooters and 40 cycles.”

The report continued: “The vehicular access would be off Wagtail Mews to the south. There would be an ‘in’ gate and an ‘out’ gate, effectively forming a one-way system for vehicles accessing the site.”

The report adds that the school is needed to accommodate growing pupil numbers, as the surrounding Lakelands development already has 300 occupied homes and will fulfil this growing demand, it says: “It is noted there will be demand for reception age pupils, but also for all primary school age children moving to the area.

“It is proposed to grow on a phased basis starting from an intake of 60 reception pupils from 2020, with future intakes of 60.”

*Image shows an artist impression of the main entrance for Lakeland Primary school, produced by Concertus Design & Property Consultants Limited

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