Mount School housing plan moves forward

Plans to develop housing on the site of the closed Mount School look finally to be moving forward.

Pembrokeshire Housing Association has submitted an application to build 21 properties on the 0.74 hectare site.

The school was controversially closed in January, 2009 despite a long campaign to keep it open, including demonstrations at the gates.

Projected falling pupil numbers were behind the decision to close the school and children from the Mount were transferred to the Meads School.

In October 2009 the county Cabinet agreed a recommendation that the school be disposed of and used for housing.

Pembrokeshire housing has now submitted an application – ref 12/0941/PA - for a mix of detached and semi detached bungalows, alongside semi detached houses.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the site had previously seen crime and disorder and backed the plans.

Comments on the development must be received by Pembrokeshire County Council by February 27th.

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