New School Updates

Update on the Proposed Replacement Primary School at St David’s CiW Primary School, Colwinston

On the 2nd March 2020 a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) was held for 28 days until the 30th March 2020.


Following the completion of the PAC a planning application was submitted to the Local Planning Authority on the 29th April 2020.


However, during this time Wales went into lockdown in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. In the Vale of Glamorgan public buildings were closed from the 23rd March 2020, which stopped the public from being able to access hard copies of the consultation material for the PAC. Welsh Government advice at the time was to continue with the existing processes as best as possible and ensuring material was available online.

Following the submission of the planning application, Welsh Government have released a letter on the 15th May 2020 which outlines the emergency changes that have been made to the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order (2012) which came into force at midnight on the 19th May 2020.


The amended Order seeks to ensure the public are still able to engage with the planning process by setting out parameters for interested parties to request hardcopies of documents during a PAC. This resulted in Welsh Government making the following decision; ““Any community consultation underway when premises were required to close will not have fully complied with the requirement of article 2C (1).

The community consultation will therefore have to start again. While we considered whether any previous consultation period could reduce subsequent requirements, the need to ensure wide participation in the design of schemes an alternative procedure which is clear to all has persuaded us that consultation should restart from the beginning. All requisite notices must be re-served and contain the updated information in Schedule 1D to enable the public to know where the relevant information can be viewed.”

Further information regarding the amended Order can be found here:-

Consequently, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 21st Century Schools Team are re-issuing the PAC consultation which will be in accordance with the amended Order under articles 2C and 2D as modified by Article 2G of the Amended Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012.


The re-issued PAC will be running until Monday 29th June 2020 and all the relevant documents can be accessed using the following link:

Hard copies of the proposal are available by request via email on or telephone on 01446 704762 at the following times:

08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday

08:30 - 16:30 Friday

Responses can be made online by sending comments to   

If you do not have access to email, hard copy responses can be sent to:

FOA: Nathan Slater

Planning Policy,

Dock Offices,

Subway Road,

CF63 4RT

Vale of Glamorgan Council look forward to hearing your views on the proposals.