Posted: Mon 3rd Jul 2023

Historic Bangor school site’s plans for counselling services building /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 3rd, 2023

Plans to build a “counselling services building” at an historic North Wales school have been lodged.
Cyngor Gwynedd is to consider proposals for the erection of a one-storey building and associated works at Friars School in Bangor.
The plans state that Friars School wishes “to erect a building to provide improved counselling services for students within the school’s site”.
Ysgol Friars is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school, and there has been a school bearing the name of Friars in the city of Bangor since 1557.
The building would provide counsellor office accommodation and consulting room space at the Lôn Y Bryn site.
The proposed development, which the council’s planning committee will consider, would provide three councillor office/consulting rooms, and a team meeting room.
It would also include a tea room, toilet and a lobby area.
The plans say the building would be close to the existing main school building in order to “help with the management of the movement and the free-flow of pupils around the site”.
The application concerns a greenfield, 242.90 square metre area on the school site.
The plans say the size of the building has been “carefully considered” to provide “comfortable accommodation” whilst considering the impact on neighbouring properties, the wider surrounding area, and landscape which it says “remains minimal”.
However, the application also states that the neighbours and local community have not been contacted about the proposal.
The single storey design is “clearly appropriate in appearance” in relation to the school and surrounding properties in terms of mass and scale, the application says. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By BBC LDRS ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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