MORE NEWS IN BRIEF FROM WESTERHOPE WARD

October 3, 2009 1:16 PM

:: CEREMONY MARKS BIRTH OF NEW SCHOOL

Councillors from Westerhope and Denton Wards attended a 'silver spade' event to mark the start of work on building the new Knoplaw Primary School.

Construction started earlier this summer and will be completed by September 2010.

The new school occupies the site of the former Thomas Bewick and Chapel House Middle schools.

:: MEDICAL CENTRE PLANS TO CHANGE

Plans for the new medical centre at Chapel House are changing.

Unfortunately one of the partner organisations developing the scheme has been forced to withdraw.

Two revised planning applications will be submitted and it is hoped that there will only be minimal delay to the project.

A community group event to explain these changes is planned for the middle of October.

:: PARK'S CAR PARK PLANS REVEALED

Plans have been drawn up for the conversation of Westerhope Park's redundant tennis courts to a car park.

The scheme will also see traffic calming measures installed on West Avenue and a roundabout installed at the North Avenue and West Avenue junction.

:: RESIDENTS CONSULTED ON FLATS SCHEME

A consultation is taking place on plans to replace obsolete PVC external cladding with an insulated render system for the flats on Naworth Drive.