Answer: The Council has been successful in securing regional WG funding to meet demand for school places for the city of Newport and the south Monmouthshire Welsh-medium primary schools. There are two strands which are now progressing and are on track to deliver a Welsh-medium secondary school in Newport:
• Legal process: The formal consultation period to establish a new Welsh Medium secondary School in Newport concluded on 14 April 2015. The next stage includes a statutory notice consultation period of one month before a final determination is taken on this proposal in around June / July this year.
• Financial process: A regional Full Business Case was submitted to Welsh Government on time on 31 March 2015 and has now been entered on the agenda for the Welsh Government Capital Panel today. As soon as I have knowledge of the outcome of that meeting I will update members.