Bassaleg School expansion

Newport City Council consulted on the proposal to:

Increase the overall capacity of Bassaleg School from 1,747 to 2,050 with effect from September 2023

View the Report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills (pdf)

View the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

View the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Consultation

The consultation ran from 1 October to 12 November 2020

The consultation process was an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that were recorded and will be summarised in a consultation report.

The report will be published here and will be considered when the council decides the way forward.

View the full formal consultation document (pdf)

View the everyday summary version of the consultation document (pdf)

Read frequently asked questions about the Bassaleg School expansion proposal.

Proposed plans

View the proposed site demolition plan (pdf)

View the proposed site plan (pdf)

View the proposed new building – ground floor plan (pdf)

View the proposed new building – first floor plan (pdf)

View the proposed new building – second floor plan (pdf)

Any negative responses made during the consultation period will not be counted as objections to the proposal, and instead will be counted as adverse comments.

Objections to a proposal can only be registered after the publication of a statutory notice which is the second stage in the proposal.

The consultation ended at midnight, 12 November 2020.

What happens next? 

Following the end of the consultation period, a consultation report will be prepared which summarises the consultation and engagement process, the comments received and the council's response to these comments.

Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will then consider the views expressed and decide whether to proceed with the proposal.

If the decision is taken to proceed, a statutory proposal will be published.

The statutory proposal period will last for 28 days following the date of publication and enables people to express their views in the form of supporting or objecting to the proposals.

If no objections are received following the publication of the statutory proposal, the Cabinet Member will make the final decision whether to proceed.

If any objections are received and not subsequently withdrawn during this notice period, the council’s Cabinet will determine the final decision.