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Developer pledges to build new primary school.

A CONSTRUCTION firm has pledged to build a primary school in Swansea if its plans for a vast, multi-millionpound 750-home housing estate are appproved.

Persimmon Homes West Wales says it will construct a new primary school building in Kingsbridge, Gorseinon, as part of plans by Swansea council to modernise its schools.

The pledge is conditional on councillors approving Persimmon's proposed Bryngwyn Fields development, to the north of Garden Village.

The scheme would consist of 750 houses, making it one of the biggestever single housing projects in Swansea. If given planning permission for the project, Persimmon aims to build the new homes over seven years.

But the company has vowed the school would be built in the early phases of the housing development for the benefit of the community.

A spokesman for the company said: "Persimmon Homes plans to continue to promote the scheme via the emerging Swansea Local Development Plan and will also be submitting an outline planning application alongside this process in due course."

Swansea council has not issued a statement on the Persimmon Homes proposal but a spokeswoman said it was "early days" for the proposed major development plan.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Jan 7, 2016
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