Extension to Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre



Extension to Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7XW

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The Sustainable Communities for Learning (formerly 21st Century Schools and Colleges) programme is a major, long-term, strategic capital investment programme. It is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and local authorities and aims to create a generation of 21st century schools in Wales.

As part of this programme Caerphilly County Borough Council intends to make a planning application to extend Trinity Fields School within the curtilage of the existing school site.

The proposed two storey extension will provide additional classrooms to accommodate up to an additional 80 pupils with specialist intervention areas, a new soft play room and outdoor play spaces together with a relocated Memorial Garden and School Allotment area.

This extension is to ensure that the school can cater for the growing demand for places and the changing and more complex needs of the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) pupils across the county borough, both now and in the future. 

This will ensure compliance with the new Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act.  The existing hydrotherapy pool, Cafe, and the new additional facilities will be available for the community to utilise at suitable times and in keeping with the school timetable.

The requirement to undertake pre-consultation applies to all planning applications for ‘major’ development (full or outline as defined in article 2 of the Town and County Planning Development Management Procedure (Wales) Order 2012).

The consultation process represents an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal and make comments that will be recorded and summarised in a consultation report.

Why are we consulting

Statutory consultation to obtain community views on proposed school development prior to submitting a formal planning application.

It is a statutory requirement to make available the draft application for review and comment prior to its formal submission for Planning Approval.


The Links below provide access to the draft Planning Application Documents for comment prior to their formal submission.

Draft Documents:

Draft Plans

It was decided to publish the following documents in English only as they are technical documents, and it was not considered reasonable or proportionate to translate them in accordance with the Welsh Language Standards. They are technical documents and are for the use of designers and builders only.

Ways to give your views

If you wish to comment on the application, please email: TFPACResponse@caerphilly.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can write to:

Trinity Fields School, Pre Application Consultation, Caerphilly CBC, Property Services, Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7PG.

Comments will not receive a direct response but, as a statutory requirement, all comments will form part of the Pre-Application Consultation Report, which will be submitted as part of the formal Planning Application


Please email: TFPACResponse@caerphilly.gov.uk.

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Expected outcomes

Application Consultation Report, which will be submitted as part of the formal Planning Application.