Local MS welcomes news that the Brackla Hill site has been ruled out by BCBC Cabinet

Bridgend MS Carwyn Jones has welcomed the news that Bridgend County Borough Council Cabinet has agreed to discount the Brackla Hill site in Bridgend as a location for a new Welsh-medium primary school intended to replace the ageing Ysgol Bro Ogwr. A feasibility study carried out by BCBC last year has concluded that the Brackla Hill site was unsuitable for such a development, and should no longer form an option within the council’s ongoing school modernisation plans.

Mr Jones said ” I know that this news will be hugely welcomed by so many in Brackla and I am glad that the Cabinet has agreed to take the Brackla Hill site off the table. I have worked with BCBC to identify alternative brownfield sites for the new Welsh-medium school and am confident that a school can be delivered close to the original timescale through utilising one of those sites.

“I would also like to pay tribute to a number of people who have fought hard to preserve this site. I’d like to thank Alan Drury and those involved in the Save Our Fields Group who have worked hard to present the case for alternative sites. Their work has been invaluable.

“Cllr. John Spanswick has also worked tirelessly for the community that he represents as has Sarah Murphy. In addition, Cllrs Huw David and Charles Smith from the BCBC Cabinet have shown themselves to be willing to listen and engage with community representatives.”

Mr Jones added “The next task is to get the school built on a more suitable site that enjoys community support and I will be working with BCBC to deliver that project.”