New 1,000 place Kingsbrook School in Aylesbury set for Council debate

A NEW secondary school offering more than 1,000 places for pupils and boasting several new sports facilities is due for debate next week.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:22 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:32 am
The Kingsbrook Estate

Bucks Council will consider its proposal to build the new “Kingsbrook Secondary School”, at Broughton Crossing, in Bierton, during a Strategic Sites Committee, on April 8.

You can read more about the new school by clicking here.The new 1,080-place free school will be two and three storeys, have a sixth form, and a 32-place Special Educational Needs (SEN) Unit.

It will also feature a sports hall, pavilion, grass sports pitches, an all-weather pitch, and a multi-use-games-area (MUGA).

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There will also be a “trim trail”, horticultural area, and library.

In addition, there are plans for two vehicle access points, maintenance access from Burcott Lane, staff parking, and a sports equipment storage area.

There will also be two minibus spaces, two for coach parking, and 13 electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

There will be 114 car parking spaces in total, including visitor parking.

The building will be “futureproofed” to expand to 8FE and 10FE, “should demand necessitate”.

The school will employ approximately 100 staff.

The application site forms part of the Kingsbrook development, a “strategic urban extension” granted outline planning permission in 2013.

“The majority of school pupils would be anticipated to be from the Kingsbrook development,” a report states.

Bierton with Broughton Parish Council raised concerns about tree felling, and “flooding issues”, adding: “The access point is not practical or safe on the bend near Marshalls Lea on Burcott Lane.

“The area floods significantly and regularly. Any vehicles parked for drop off/collection will cause serious traffic disruption twice a day on the narrow lane, which will be compounded during the winter months. The bend is notorious for skidding on black ice.”

The Broughton Crossing Residents’ Association also raised an objection.

The school is scheduled to open in September 2022.