New £14million special school on Somerset green belt approved
Controversial plans for a new £14million school for children with special needs in Clevedon have been approved.
North Somerset Council planners have given the green light for the expansion of Baytree School in Weston-super-Mare on a site at Brookfield Walk - despite hundreds of objections to the scheme.
Authority education chiefs announced in 2019 plans to expand the current Baytree Special School to a second site on green belt land in Clevedon to cope with a rising demand for places.
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Council chiefs have been working with leaders at Baytree School in Worle since 2016, looking at how to increase provision for students.
The demand for spaces has risen over recent years with some students having to be …
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