Plaid Cymru have welcomed the unanimous decision by Denbighshire County Council’s Planning Committee to allow Ysgol Carreg Emlyn to have a new school built at Clocaenog.
Local Councillor Eryl Williams, who has worked to secure the new build for many years, said, “The children of Ysgol Carreg Emlyn have waited three years for this. The teachers, Governors, parents, and pupils themselves have shown tremendous patience so far, but it’s about time that they got a new building fit for the 21st century. The current set-up is simply not fit for purpose. I’m over the moon that the children in my ward will now have a school site which we can all be proud of.”
Llyr Gruffydd AM said, “Ysgol Carreg Emlyn performs miracles in very difficult circumstances, and a new school site was essential. The parents and children of Clocaenog and the surrounding villages can now look forward to having a school to match the excellence provided by the teaching staff and Governors there.
“I visited the site and spoke to many residents, some of whom were naturally concerned, but most of which were supportive. I am content that the fears regarding sewerage have been alleviated, and the Council have come up with a compromise which allows this much needed development to go ahead.
“This approval should now give added impetus for Dwr Cymru to resolve the ongoing issue regarding linking residents there up with the mains system.”