21 March
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The development of a new primary school and nursery at Hawkhill is required to ensure new housing developments have appropriate catchment schools and ensure West Lothian Council meets its statutory educational responsibilities.

The proposed new primary school will have an initial capacity for 231 pupils and will have a flexible design that will allow for future expansion if required.

The new primary school will be fully funded from developer contributions as part of a Section 75 planning agreement.

A 42-place nursery will be a component of the proposed development.

The intention is to commence construction on site in 2024 with pupils attending the new school from August 2025.

Planning permission will be sought to deliver the new facilities as part of the ongoing process.

Executive councillor for Education, Andrew McGuire said: "The establishment of a new Primary School and associated nursery in the Hawkhill area is required as further development continues in the Winchburgh area.

"I'd encourage everyone to please engage with the council on the proposals once the formal consultation period commences in April. This will help ensure another first-class educational setting is delivered for the benefit of local children for years to come."

Following approval from Education Executive, the public consultation period will commence Monday 24 April 2023 and last until Friday 9 June 2023.

The consultation paper will be made available via the West Lothian Council website. Please visit: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/49192/Schools-and-Education-Open-Consultations

During the consultation period any views on this proposal should be sent in writing to the

address given below:

Catherine Campbell, Senior Education Project Officer, Education Services, Civic Centre,

Howden Road South, EH54 6FF

Responses can also be made by e-mail to Education.Consultation@westlothian.gov.uk

All interested parties are invited to submit their comments by close of business Friday 9th

June 2023.

A public meeting will be held in Winchburgh Primary School, Glendevon Park Winchburgh, West Lothian, EH52 6UE on Monday 29th May 2023 to allow for discussion on the proposal.