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Bungay Communication and Interaction School pre-application planning consultation

Our consultation on a proposal to open a Communication and Interaction School in Bungay closed on Monday 4 May 2020.

This consultation has now closed.

Suffolk County Council consulted on a proposal to open a Communication and Interaction School. The new school facility will accommodate 80 students. The school is planned to open in September 2021 in accommodation previously used by Bungay Middle School and Bungay Sixth Form.

This new facility will be part of SCC’s commitment to increase Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) capacity within the county. Communication and Interaction (C&I) schools are for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. These may include students with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism. The new school will accommodate students of primary and secondary school age (9-16 years).

Plans are being prepared for the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the internal accommodation which will be within the existing footprint of the building and, as such, there will be very little change to the appearance of the site. External facilities including sports, recreation and fencing will also be adapted, with planning approval only being sought for new fencing and external doors to the four primary classrooms.

The Attic Pupil Referral Unit which occupies the northern half of the building will continue to operate alongside the new C&I School for the foreseeable future.

This non-statutory pre-application planning consultation will enable us to gather the views of parents, local residents and potential building users prior to the submission of the planning application and does not affect the right to comment on the proposals during the statutory planning process.

You can view the plans for the proposed development below:

Unfortunately, because of current restrictions, we are unable to hold a public drop-in session. However, residents without internet access can call Chris Denny from the Schools Infrastructure Team on 07860 834336 between 9 and 11am during the consultation period.

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If you have any questions, contact the Schools Infrastructure Team at