Education campus planned for Cranbrook in 2015

PUBLISHED: 11:56 08 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:56 08 November 2013

Drawing plans have been made which show the campus's design.

Drawing plans have been made which show the campus's design.

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The centre will boast sporting facilites and playing fields.

A developer-funded, multi-purpose education campus is set to be built in the next phase of Cranbrook, with plans aiming for it to open some time in September 2015.

The school, which would open as an academy, will also boast an artificial sports pitch complete with floodlights, and playing fields.

Indoor amenities will also be built, and all the school’s facilities will be promoted for community use by Devon County Council.

Planning permission was granted in March 2013.

Peter Bowden, East Devon District Council ward member for Broadclyst, said: “This particular advancement is good news for Cranbrook and wider districts.

“As Cranbrook grows, the greater need for secondary education will grow with it.

“It shows that the Government is supporting an initiative which aims to put infrastructure in place before the development, which I think is a good way forward.”

In order to assist in opening up of the Phase Two area and ensure that the campus is built in a timely manner, an extension of the main local route leading into Cranbrook would need to be granted planning permission and completed.

The planning application for the route will be considered by EDDC in the coming weeks.

The approved drawings can be viewed on the East Devon District Council website under the application number: 13/0111/MRES.

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