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Apologies were received from County Councillors Harford, Hudson and Richards and City Councillor Sargeant.



Declarations of Interest





South Cambs Councillor Bygott


Personal: Had been offered planning training but not attended.



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As the meeting was not quorate the minutes would be tabled at the next meeting for approval.


Wing Primary School, Land North of Newmarket Road


The Committee received a presentation from Prue Rayner Primary Executive Head Teacher with Anglia Learning and Kevin Myers Lead Designer RHP Architects on the Wing Primary School, Land North of Newmarket Road.


The presentation covered:


·  Access to the main hall from the market square to enable the facility to be used by community groups.

·  Classrooms were at the rear of the development so that they did not face the public.

·  There were different zones for early years and key stages 1 and 2.

·  Wanted to encourage controlled access to woodland for outside play, growing and habitat area.

·  Sustainability and guidelines for modern buildings. 



Members raised comments/questions as summarised below. Answers were supplied, but as this was a pre-application presentation, none of the answers were to be regarded as binding and so are not included in the minutes.


·  Asked where the catchment area was and how pupil numbers would be managed.

·  Queried how parents would drop off and collect children from school.

·  Queried how lorries would access the car park for deliveries.

·  Queried what access community groups would have to the car park outside school hours.

·  Asked if the outdoor play area would be floodlit and queried the impact this would have on neighbouring houses.

·  Asked how the school would be built out.

·  Queried the impact of the school opening on neighbouring schools.

·  Queried if the perimeter of the school would have security fencing.

·  Queried if the design of the school provided facilities for children with special educational needs.

·  Queried if there were plans to increase cycle or scooter parking at the school.

·  Asked about heating and cooling system within the school.

·  Asked how Anglian Learning would finance the initial build and provide for long term maintenance of the school.

·  Asked how the nursery would be accessed.

·  Queried disabled parking provision and location to the entrances to the school.

·  Queried size of form groups.

·  Queried the decision to be a specialist STEM (Science technology, engineering and mathematics) school.

·  Queried if qualified teaching staff would be employed.