Proposals to relocate Cedarbank School in Ladywell, Livingston have taken a step forward.
The council's Education Executive today (Tuesday 23 April) formally approved plans to begin a public consultation on proposals to relocate the school as part of the council's continuing commitment to provide high quality facilities for a range of support needs related to learning difficulties and social communication needs.
Cedarbank has over 90 pupils based at 3 sites (Deans Community High School, Armadale Academy and Cedarbank School in Deans, Livingston).
The council is looking at creating a new, purpose built facility to deliver a S1-S6 school for pupils at a new location. The council's preferred location for the new school is on the estate at The James Young High School in Livingston and the council have committed to looking at traffic management as part of the proposal.
Executive councillor for Education David Dodds said: "Cedarbank is an excellent school but there is limited scope to develop and improve the current building whilst maintaining day to day care for pupils. There is the potential to create a purpose built facility nearby. However this is only a proposal and the council will seek the views of the school community before we move forward."
The public consultation will commence in due course and will be publicised via the council's social media channels, local press, council website and via schools.