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Housebuilder pledges replacement primary school for local community

22 June 2012

Charles Church North Midlands is proposing to build a replacement primary school in Rothley, which would have a larger capacity and improved facilities.

The purpose built school would replace the existing school on Mountsorrel Lane and would be a two form entry school with capacity for approximately 420 pupils instead of the current 370.

The replacement school would be part of the proposed Brookfield Farm development in Rothley, which would see 190 quality homes being built. If consented, it is hoped that work on the development could start in April next year.

Members of the local community are invited to attend two exhibitions to discuss the plans, which will take place at Rothley C of E Primary School next Wednesday (9 May) from 6-8pm and again on Saturday (12 May) from 10.30am to 2.30pm.  Members of the Charles Church project team and the County Council will be available to answer any questions and take suggestions.

Nigel Hainsworth, land director for Charles Church North Midlands, said: “One of the concerns raised by residents about the proposals for the recently consented development on Brookfield Farm was the impact on existing schools and whether there was capacity for additional pupils. Charles Church are delighted to announce their proposal to provide a replacement primary school as part of a Brookfield Farm development. The school would benefit the local community in Rothley by having increased space for more pupils and enhanced facilities such as new school sports pitches.”

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