Public to get say over plans to move Pupil Referral Unit from March to Wisbech

THE public will get the chance to make their voices heard over Cambridgeshire County Council’s plans to move the Pupil Referral Unit from March to Wisbech.

The council is to host an exhibition about the proposal, which would see the Fenland Learning Base of the County School move to a new facility in Somers Road, Wisbech.

The new unit would be built using Government cash from the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme, with the old March accommodation described by the council as “no longer suitable”.

The Fenland Learning Base offers 35 places to teenagers aged 14-16 who are unable to attend mainstream secondary school.

An exhibition about the proposed move will be held at the Queen Mary Centre, in Queens Road, Wisbech, on Monday from 2-8pm.


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The plans have already come under fire from some councillors who feel the council are “rushing through” the move at a site which they already own.

Residents are invited to share their views with officers as the council prepare a planning application which is expected to be submitted later this year.

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The County School operates out of three centres across Cambridgeshire; March, Huntingdon and Cambridge. For more information, contact the Building Schools for the Future team at Cambridgeshire County Council on 01223 699265.

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