PLANS for the 12bn Defence Technical College at St Athan will be formally submitted to Vale of Glamorgan planners on May 8. Boxes of the plans will be taken ...
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Double time allowed to deal with St Athan Defence Technical College plans
PLANS for the £12bn Defence Technical College at St Athan will be formally submitted to Vale of Glamorgan planners on May 8.
Boxes of the plans will be taken to the Vale council offices in Barry and handed over to planners at the start of a 16-week study of the proposal.
The plan is one of the biggest ever dealt with by Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Its size means planners will have four months to decide on a recommendation, rather than the normal two months.
Although there has already been a series of public exhibitions of the plan, the public consultation on the scheme will involve more public displays throughout the Vale.
Opponents who have complained that the public consultation to date has been a “sham” will have the opportunity to submit their formal written objections and comments to the Vale planning committee.
Mike Grimmel, leader of the Metrix Property team, which has drawn up the plans , said: “As well as providing technical training, the DTC will also become a home for students during their time here. Accordingly, it will be important to provide all the facilities necessary to support them and keep them occupied outside of the training day. These will include first class sports and leisure facilities, a shop, a pub and places where students can relax and socialise.”
If approved, the new college will incorporate a diverse range of buildings, including a significantly refurbished Red Dragon Hangar together with purpose-built classroom and lecturing facilities, all of which will have been designed to ensure students benefit from the very best in modern technical training.