Plans submitted to convert former community centre into specialist school

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Plans have been submitted to change of use from community centre into a special school.

Cheshire East Council were granted permission to create a new educational facility at Dean Row Day Centre in July 2021, for pupils with special needs.

The scheme involves remodelling and refurbishment of the existing building, including new and replacement windows, doors, cladding and roof coverings.

Additionally, a new extension to house an escape stair will be built along with new roof mounted plant and photovoltaic solar panels and associated fall protection guard rails.

Amendments will also be made to the existing car park, including access control barriers and gates, new fencing, new sprinkler tank and associated pump housing, new external storage shed.

The Council's scheme will create a satellite school to expand Springfield School in Crewe from 170 pupil places to 250 places (80 places in Wilmslow) from September 2022 for pupils aged 4-19 with a range of needs of including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Severe Learning difficulties (SLD) and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council planning portal by searching for planning reference 22/2349M.

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