Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Pre-Application Consultation (PAC)

Pre-Application Consultation

The requirement to undertake pre-application consultation applies to all applications for ‘Major’ development, as defined in Article 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 (DMPWO). 

The proposed development constitutes ‘Major’ development as the application involves the provision of more than 10 dwellings, creates over 1,000 square metres of floor area, and is on a site of over 1ha.


The application is seeking permission for the erection of extensions and refurbishment of the comprehensive element of the wider school campus; this will include:

· the erection of a new 3 storey teaching block
· the erection of a design and technology block;
· the erection of a new sports hall;
· the erection of a new reception /entrance area;
· creation of new plant room;
· the provision of a new MUGA pitch area;
· the provision of a new 3G all weather sports pitch;
· the creation of a new coach drop off / pick up area.

There is a requirement to meet the BB98 Design Code and the Education Design Advice to ensure that the school meets modern standards.

The draft planning application supporting documents can be found below:


·       Cover Letter

·       Planning Application Forms

·       Planning, Design and Access Statement

·       Transport Assessment

·       Bat Activity Survey Report

·       Flood Light Assessment

·       Noise Report

·       Tree Report

·       Flood Consequence Assessment

·       Preliminary Ecology Assessment (PEA)

·       Sustainability Statement

·       BREEAM Assessment

·       Drainage Report


·       View Looking Towards New DT Block and Dining Courtyard

·       View Looking Towards New Pupil Entrance and Circulation Block

·       View Towards New IT and Sports Block

·       View Towards New Staff and Visitor Entrance

·       Site Location Plan

·       Existing Lower Ground Floor Plan

·       Existing Ground Floor Plan

·       Existing First Floor Plan

·       Existing Roof Plan

·       Proposed Lower Ground Floor Plan

·       Proposed Ground Floor Plan

·       Proposed First Floor Plan

·       Proposed Roof Plan

·       Proposed Entrance Block Elevations

·       Proposed Circulation Block Elevations

·       Proposed Sports, IT & Business Block Elevations Sheet 1

·       Proposed Sports, IT & Business Block Elevations Sheet 2

·       Proposed DT Block Elevations

·       Alterations to Existing Teaching Block Elevations

·       Alterations to Existing DT Block Elevations

·       Existing Site Elevations

·       Proposed Site Elevations

·       Overhead View from The South East

·       Overhead View from the South West

·       External Works General Arrangement - Whole Site

·       Proposed Site Sections

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