Statutory Consultation Reports: Proposed New School at Countesswells and Proposed Relocation of Milltimber School and St Peter’s RC School - RES/19/339
- Meeting of Education Operational Delivery Committee, Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 10.00 am (Item 7.)
- View the background to item 7.
With reference to article 12 of the minute of the Education and Children’s Services Committee of 24 March 2016, and article 11 of the minute of 16 November 2017; and article 8 of the minute of the Capital Programme Committee of 12 September 2018, the Committee had before it a report by the Chief Operating Officer on the outcomes of the recent statutory consultation on the proposals to establish a new primary school at Countesswells; and to relocate Milltimber School and St Peter’s RC School.
The report recommended:-
that Committee agree to –
(a) establish a new primary school on the identified site N7 within the Countesswells development, Aberdeen;
(b) relocate pupils zoned to Countesswells School from their current temporary accommodation to the newly constructed school building at Countesswells following its completion; and
(c) these proposals taking effect from August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
(d) relocate the existing Milltimber Primary School to a new building on an identified site within the Oldfold Farm development, Aberdeen with effect from August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
St Peter’s RC School
(e) relocate St Peter’s RC School to the existing Riverbank School building, after the new replacement Riverbank School has opened, with effect from August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to the condition of the Riverbank building first being improved to a category A status; and
(f) refer the proposal for investment works to improve the condition of the Riverbank building to a category A status to the Council Budget meeting in March 2020.
At this juncture, the Committee heard from Mr Andrew Jones, Service Manager Assets and Finance, who advised that the recommendations (a) and (d) required to be slightly altered to ensure that they were explicit in respect of fully costed business cases requiring approval at City Growth and Resources Committee, namely:-
(a) to establish a new primary school on the identified site N7 within the Countesswells development, Aberdeen, subject to approval of the fully costed business case at City Growth and Resources Committee; and
(d) to relocate the existing Milltimber Primary School to a new building on an identified site within the Oldfold Farm development, Aberdeen with effect from August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to approval of the fully costed business case at City Growth and Resources Committee.
The Convener, seconded by Councillor Boulton, moved the recommendations as amended.
Councillor Greig, seconded by Councillor Hutchison, moved as an amendment:-
(a) approve recommendations (a) to (d) as amended;
(b) agree to instruct the Chief Officer – Integrated Children’s and Family Services to consult on the proposal to relocate St Peter’s RC School to a new school building on the site of the demolished Riverbank School and report back to the Education Operational Delivery Committee on the outcome; and
(c) subject to the outcome of the consultation and agreement of the above at Education Operational Delivery Committee, to recommend to the City Growth and Resources Committee that the existing Riverbank School be demolished and that a new school be built for St Peter's RC School on the existing Riverbank site, subject to the approval of a fully costed business case and approval of funding as part of the budget process.
On a division, there voted:- for the motion (16) – the Convener; Councillors Alphonse, Boulton, Cameron, Cormie, Donnelly, Duncan, Graham, Hutchison, Imrie, Macdonald, Nicoll; and Mrs Stephanie Brock, Reverend Shuna Dicks, Mr John Murray and Miss Pamela Scott; and for the amendment (1) – Councillor Greig.
The Committee resolved:-
to approve the motion.
- COUNCILLOR JOHN WHEELER, Convener
- Countesswells Milltimber St Peters consultation, item 7. PDF 117 KB
- Appendix 1 Countesswells Consultation Report, item 7. PDF 3 MB
- Appendix 2 Milltimber Consultation Report, item 7. PDF 958 KB
- Appendix 3 St Peter's Consultation Report v2, item 7. PDF 2 MB