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YGG Tan-y-lan project

The Council's Band B Strategic Outline Programme, which has been approved in principle by Welsh Government, includes a new build primary school for YGG Tan-y-Lan.

The Council also submitted a Welsh-medium capital grant application which was seeking to add to the Band B submission to support the delivery of an additional 0.5 Form Entry (105 places) to provide a 2 FE new build for the school to further enhance future provision and allow for further growth in demand for places. This bid was re-examined and accepted by Welsh Government (WG) in principle in January 2019.

The Outline Business Case (OBC), was approved by WG in December 2018; Cabinet approved the scheme and contract award in October 2019. The Full Business Case was approved by WG November 2019.

Swansea Council's Cabinet approved the proposal on 21 March 2019, details of this can be found at: School consultations 2018 and 17 October 2019:

The project includes

A new building at Beacons View Road for YGG Tan-y-Lan that will:

  • Provide a fit for purpose, 21st Century learning environment for existing pupils and staff at YGG Tan-y-Lan in line with Building Bulletin 99 (BB99).
  • Increase the number of Welsh Medium Primary places in the locality/Swansea (up to 420 full time places plus Nursery).
  • Remove a condition category C building.
  • Reduce backlog maintenance.
  • Improve building efficiency.


Progress update - June 2020

  • Possible site options identified and requirements developed
  • Council member workshop held on possible options 5 February 2018 and update 23 April 2018
  • Meeting held with Head, Chair and Vice Chair of Governors 8 February 2018 to discuss options and possible sites
  • Meetings held with other affected schools in the locality February / March 2018
  • Continued discussions with Housing regarding the preferred option being land at Beaconsview Road, Clase, as this is Housing land and so will have to be appropriated to Education
  • Design progressed on preferred option
  • Further update meeting with Head and Chair of Governors 18 April 2018
  • Planning pre-application enquiry returned on options -  PDF Document YGG Tan y Lan pre-application enquiry (PDF, 469KB)Opens new window
  • Additional Welsh-medium capital grant application submitted 30 May 2018
  • Governing Body presentation 28 June 2018
  • Cabinet approved the commencement of statutory consultation on the proposed relocation and enhancement of capacity and facilities at YGG Tan-y-lan on the 21 June 2018.
  • Statutory consultation process commenced September 2018.
  • Statutory consultation meetings at school 27 September 2018.
  • Site investigations commenced Autumn 2018.
  • Design commenced Autumn 2018.
  • Design confirmed October 2018.
  • Strategic outline/outline business case submitted to WG 23 October 2018.
  • Planning pre-application consultation live November 2018 -
  • Community engagement sessions 5 and 6 December 2018
  • Planning application submitted December 2018 - 2018/2622/FUL - Planning application
  • Amended application submitted March 2019 - 2018/2622/FUL - Planning application
  • Cabinet approval of proposal to relocate and enlarge school 21 March 2019.
  • Planning consent approved by Local Planning Authority 7 May 2019
  • Scheme out to tender May 2019.
  • Tender evaluation - August 2019.
  • Full Business Case submitted to Welsh Government - September 2019.
  • Cabinet approval - award of contract - October 2019.
  • Minister approval - November 2019.
  • Appointment of Kier as contractor with Letter of Intent - January 2020.
  • Detail design development - Spring 2020.
  • Stopping Up order for Beaconsview Road approved - May 2020.
  • Pre-commencement planning conditions approved - May 2020.
  • Start on site - 6 July 2020.
  • Turf cutting event - 8 July 2020.


Stakeholder engagement

The views of our stakeholders are critical in developing and shaping projects, and once a project is completed, in helping us to understand if we achieved what we set out to, and have maximised the benefits.

Community engagement events were held on 5 and 6 December 2.30pm - 6.30pm at Clase Community Centre. 

The first newsletter was distributed in local area 30 June 2020:  PDF Document Issue 1: YGG Tan-y-lan newsletter (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

Community benefits

Pupils from YGG Tan-y-lan and children from the surrounding area were asked to design posters to be included on the site hoarding in May and June 2020.

Project timeline

A summary of the key milestones for the project.

Project team

The team behind the project

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