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Plans for Bingham primary school would see more than 300 child places created

A new primary school just off the A46 would provide more than 300 places.

The 315-place school would be built off Widnall Drive, Bingham, close to land allocated for a massive 1,000-home build in the town.

A nursery providing 26 places would also be built if the proposal by Nottinghamshire County Council is approved.

PLANS for a new primary school in Bingham. Picture: Nottinghamshire County Council (46116445)
PLANS for a new primary school in Bingham. Picture: Nottinghamshire County Council (46116445)

Plans for the 1,050-dwelling Romans' Quarter development — approved in 2013 — held a condition a new primary school, community centre and park were built as part of the proposal.

The build would be undertaken in two stages. The first would see a school with 210 places constructed, along with the nursery, with the second phase providing an extension to allow enough space for 315 primary students.

The application reads: "Bingham is an expanding market town in the borough of Rushcliffe, in Nottinghamshire.

"The town currently hosts a population of approximately 9,000, due to expand with the proposed housing developments of 1,050 dwellings to the north of the town.

"The location of the school has been reviewed and tested throughout the development of the masterplan to ensure it is accessible, allowing safe, walking routes to school, located appropriately to serve both this development, the surrounding communities and has the potential to expand the school.

"This application and its supporting documents propose a development which makes a strong case for the need for the new Bingham Primary School building and grounds and shows how the impacts from developing on this new site are carefully identified and adequately addressed."

Plans have also been submitted for a top-of-the-range leisure centre called Bingham Arena, which would see the construction of a swimming pool and gym — as well as a community hall and office block next door.

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