Dean Oaks plans for extra classrooms


A popular primary school has applied for planning permission to build an extension to provide two additional classrooms.

Deans Oaks Primary School on Handforth Road has seen pupil numbers increase steadily over recent years and Cheshire East Council recently agreed to increase the number of places from 315 to 420.

The school will expand from September 2014 to enable the intake to increase from 45 to 60, at the same time as Wilmslow Grange Primary School will increase from 210 to 315 pupils with the intake rising from 30 to 45.

The new single storey extension will provide two new classrooms with toilets and staff areas.

Plans also include new tarmac areas to the rear of the site, a new pedestrian entrance for the new infant block and the existing entrance canopy will be relocated and reused as a cycle shelter.

The planning application can be viewed on Cheshire East Council's website by searching for planning reference 13/4373M

The last date for submitting comments is 20th November and a decision is expected by 10th December.


Dean Oaks Primary School, Planning Applications


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Terry Roeves
Tuesday 19th November 2013 at 6:42 pm
And this is before the CEC core strategic plan is approved for thousands more homes for Handforth and Wilmslow.
The draft Sustainabilty report highlights future infrastructure needs, but you have to wonder if the proposed spend is too low. Me thinks that CEC need to get more money from the potential developers.
Carole Connor
Thursday 21st November 2013 at 10:25 am
Are we to congratulate CEC for these classroom additions having knocked down the previous Oaklands Primary School for a housing development at Dean Row. Seems a case of lets get the homes built and worry about infrastructure later.

With the increased number of children needing to be dropped off and collected, mostly by car, are CEC making any provision for this, or are the surrounding already congested roads, going to be double stacked.