New School Updates

Public Consultation - The development of a Replacement School at St. David’s Church in Wales Primary School, Colwinston


The Vale of Glamorgan Council is looking to progress a planning application for the ‘construction of a replacement school including associated works’ on land at St. David’s Church in Wales Primary School within the settlement of Colwinston.

The proposal in planning terms is classified as a ‘major development’ as such there is a requirement to undertake a formal Pre-application Consultation (PAC) with statutory consultees and the local community prior to submission of the application to the Local Planning Authority.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 21st Century Schools Team are undertaking the pre-application consultation in accordance with the requirements set out in Part 1A of the Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012.

A site notice and letters have been posted to neighbouring properties, landowners and local councillors regarding the proposed development notifying them of this pre-application Consultation process with information on how to comment on the proposal and access the above material.

The planned public consultation event organised at St David’s Primary School between 16:00pm and 20:00pm on Thursday 19th March 2020 has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

Currently the Council has advised staff that events which have the potential to spread the virus should be cancelled in the interest of public health.

All relevant draft drawings, reports and supplementary supporting documents are made available for inspection using the links below:


However, the proposed site layout, elevations and 3D visuals of the proposal will be made available for collection at St. David’s Church in Wales Primary School (from reception) and potentially from Colwinston Village Hall depending on availability. Physical copies will be available at these locations from Friday 20th March 2020.

If you have any queries regarding the Pre-Application Consultation, please contact Nathan Slater via email on or telephone 01446 704762.

Hard copies of the proposal have been placed in the Docks Offices, Barry which are open between;

08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday

08:30 - 16:30 Friday

Please note that the Dock Offices are closed on Weekends.

Alternatively, response forms can be completed online using the link to the form below.


A copy of the comment form can be downloaded here however we would encourage you to complete online and email the form to if possible.


For completed hardcopy forms please return them to:

FOA: Nathan Slater

Planning Policy,

Dock Offices,

Subway Road,

CF63 4RT

The deadline for all representations to be received has been extended from Monday 30th March 2020 to Monday 6th April  before 17:00 for them to be formally considered.

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

Draft Planning Application

Proposed Site Layout

Proposed Roof Plan

Proposed Boundary Treatment Plan

Bat Survey Report

Tree Report & Strategy

Site Location Plan

Proposed Elevations

Proposed Soft Landscape Plan

Planning, Design & Access Statement

Archaelogical Statement



Existing Site Layout

Proposed Floor Plans

Hard Landscape & External Furniture Plan

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

Transport Assessment


Response Form

Consultation to Expand St David's Church in Wales Primary School

Proposal to expand St David’s Church in Wales Primary School from 140 places to 210 places to meet future demand for Church in Wales education.

A new 210 place school for St David’s CIW Primary School was  included as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 21st Century Schools programme. It was proposed that the new school would be built on the existing site, with all staff and pupils transferring to the new building by September 2021.

Reasons for the proposal

There is a need to meet future demand from the new housing developments in the Vale, as well as improve the educational facilities at St David’s CIW Primary School. 




The report presents the feedback received during the consultation, undertaken from 28 January 2019 to 15 March 2019. 

On 21 March 2019, following consideration of the consultation report, the governing body determined to progress the proposal through the publication of a statutory notice.


The statutory notice was published on the school and Council’s website on 29 April 2019 and was issued to prescribed consultees and posted at the main entrances of St David’s CIW Primary School.


The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 provides that anyone wishing to make objections to a school organisation proposal has the opportunity to do so. As the statutory notice was published on 29 April 2019, statutory objections had to be received by 27 May 2019.


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The governing body of St David’s CIW Primary School met on 11 June 2019 to consider any objections. It was noted that there were 3 individual objections and it was agreed that an objection report should be published.


The main concerns of objectors are summarised in the objection report together with the response from the governing body. A copy can be seen below.


In accordance with the School Organisation Code, all documentation was issued to the Local Authority for final determination.


Determination Report 

In accordance with the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 the governing body referred the proposal to the Council for final determination.

On 15 July 2019, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet approved the proposal to expand St David’s CIW Primary School from 140 places to 210 places from September 2021.


As a result a new building for St David’s CIW Primary will be built on the current school site with capacity for 210 pupils.


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