New security fence and classrooms planned for £11m Carlton Le Willows Academy expansion

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A new security fence and classrooms are planned for a Gedling school which is undergoing an £11m expansion.

Carlton Le Willows Academy in Wood Lane has applied to build a new temporary building to include two classrooms and two storage rooms.

Another application has also been submitted to Gedling Borough Council to extend the academy’s security fence to create a continuous fence around the Academy playing fields.

It comes after plans submitted in 2020 were approved for a multi-million pound expansion including 20 classrooms, a performance space, dining hall, new access to Burton Road, a new car park and a football pitch.

The expansion, which will include provision for 400 extra pupils, started in March and is set to be complete by September 2022.

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If approved, the security fence will also prevent trespassing onto the nearby woodland and ground of Gedling House, a grade two listed building which was built in the 18th century.

Council documents stated: “Carlton le Willows Academy has been working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council to address a shortfall in secondary school places in Gedling.

“The reconfiguration of the campus playing fields has highlighted that there is currently a missing section of security fencing approximately 165 meters in length to the north eastern boundary of the site.

“It is proposed to extend infill this missing section of fencing with a continuous new fence which will match the height and colour of the existing installation.

“When completed the site will be fully enclosed for the purposes of safeguarding of the pupils at Carton le Willows. The fence will also prevent trespass by the pupils onto the protected woodland and grounds of Gedling House.”

The plans will be decided on by the council’s planning committee.

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