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Planning Permission Granted for New School


An aerial image from plans for the new Haverfordwest High VC School,
which have been approved by planning committee.


Plans to build a new secondary school in Haverfordwest have been
approved by Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee today
(Tuesday, 6 th October).

The new Haverfordwest High VC School will be built on the site of the
former Sir Thomas Picton School in Prendergast.

 It’s the Council’s biggest construction project to date, said Cllr Phil Baker, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Infrastructure.

“This is an exciting day for Education and Sports provision in Haverfordwest and the whole County,” said Cllr Baker.

“This 21 st Century project will provide exceptional facilities for our learners and sports enthusiasts.

“Congratulations to the whole team involved with bringing this vision through the planning stage.”

The school will house up to 1,500 pupils aged 11-16, 250 sixth form pupils and approximately 200 staff in a two-storey building.

New sports facilities will include an eight-court sports hall, a full-size floodlit 3G pitch, and two multi-use games areas. All will be available for community use outside school hours.

The existing athletics track, all-weather pitch and grass pitches will be retained.

Most traffic, including school buses, will enter the site via a new access road currently being built off the A40, which will lead directly to a coach parking zone and a new car park for staff and visitors.

Cllr Guy Woodham, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning,
also welcomed planning approval.

“This is another important milestone for this project in delivering a fantastic modern new 21st Century school in Haverfordwest,” he said. “A lot of hard work has been undertaken, despite COVID-19, to successfully progress the project with everything still on track for the new school to open, as
scheduled, in September 2022.

“I should like to thank everyone who has supported and been involved in this project and contributed to the achievements to date.”

Pembrokeshire County Council’s technical in-house team appointed the contractor Morgan Sindall to develop the design of the new school.