Plans unveiled for relocation of Edith Borthwick School in Braintree

Plans unveiled for relocation of special needs school

Plans unveiled for relocation of special needs school

First published in News

A special needs school will relocate three miles to a larger two-storey building if a planning application is successful.

Builders Wates Construction have applied for permission to build a new site for the Edith Borthwick School in Springwood Drive, Braintree.

The school, which caters for youngsters with learning disabilities aged three to 19, is seeking to move because of cramped conditions at its current site in Church Street, Bocking.

The existing building, which was built in 1976, has a capacity for 160 pupils, but relocation will create an extra 30 spaces.

Last year, Essex County Council (ECC) paid £1.6million including fees and legal costs to buy land in Springwood Drive, Braintree, a two hectare site located next to the Xpect Leisure fitness club.

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6:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

pierre-pierre says...

they have already started work on the site, right down the end of Springwood Drive. next to the entrance to Xpect car park
That area is scheduled on the district plan as Schools and meet up with Tabour High (Acadamy) with possible Junior and Infants schools
they have already started work on the site, right down the end of Springwood Drive. next to the entrance to Xpect car park That area is scheduled on the district plan as Schools and meet up with Tabour High (Acadamy) with possible Junior and Infants schools pierre-pierre
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7:34pm Sat 12 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

pierre-pierre has posted what seems to me to be a helpful erudite comment. It is completely uncontroversial and seems to offer nothing other than pure factual information.

Why then has someone seen fit to dislike it and accord it a 'thumbs down'?

Weird...........
pierre-pierre has posted what seems to me to be a helpful erudite comment. It is completely uncontroversial and seems to offer nothing other than pure factual information. Why then has someone seen fit to dislike it and accord it a 'thumbs down'? Weird........... OMPITA [Intl]
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