Final plans for new Moorlands Free School site now in place

The new Moorlands Free School, as viewed from the west. Osborne Road can be seen to the left of the school site.

The new Moorlands Free School, as viewed from the west. Osborne Road can be seen to the left of the school site.

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Finalised plans for the new home of Moorlands Free School have been submitted to Luton Borough Council, we can reveal.

The former private school will move from its current location on Leagrave High Street to a new purpose built home on Park Street after the government pledged £4.5million in funding earlier this year.

Plans for the new Moorlands Free School, as viewed from the east

Plans for the new Moorlands Free School, as viewed from the east

It is hoped that the new two storey building for the school’s 504 pupils will be ready to open in September 2016.

If the plans are agreed wthe school will have 21 classrooms, two halls. a learning resource centre and a kitchen.

Outside there would also be soft and hard playing surfaces.

Moorlands also has a deal in principle with Venue 360 to use some of the centre’s recreation facilities.

A planning statement submitted with the application adds: “The proposed education facility would not adversely affect the character or vitality of any other neighbouring land uses including Venue 360 and the hotel on the opposite side of the river.”