A secondary school has received permission to expand by two forms of entry.
Capacity at Ken Stimpson Community School in Staniland Way, Werrington, will expand from 1,014 to 1,650 pupils under plans unanimously approved by the council’s planning committee.
The major project will also see the construction of a new two storey teaching block on a small section of playing field, along with a small extension to the dining area, internal works, new areas of hard play and a new car park on the existing tennis courts.
To accommodate the extra traffic an extra lane will be added on David’s Lane from the A15 roundabout and along Staniland Way to the junction with Crowhurst. Werrington Neighbourhood Council said it was generally supportive of the plans, but chair Vince Moon warned that Staniland Way “will be even more of a no go area for residents at certain times”.
Peterborough is the fourth fastest growing city in the UK, and school principal Bryan Erwin said the expansion will offer “local places for local children” to a school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Committee member Cllr Lucia Serluca said she was “really impressed” with how the school was integrating with the local community.