Plans for Tenby’s £8.37m primary school re-development will come under the spotlight in the town this evening (Wednesday) at a public meeting called by local MP Simon Hart.

Pembrokeshire County Council is proposing to create two new primary schools in the town’s Heywood Lane - by housing a new Welsh-medium primary school in the existing junior school building, and building a new English-medium school on adjacent land.

The scheme also includes the demolition of the existing 60-year-old infants school to provide a rugby field.

Said Mr Hart this week: “I am hosting this meeting as a result of a number of people contacting me to raise concerns about the new development.

“Pembrokeshire County Council are adamant that they have consulted widely, so this is an opportunity for the council to come along and demonstrate that, and to answer questions from local ratepayers who will be paying for this project.”

The planning application is due to be determined by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority. If approval is given, it is hoped that the schools will open from August 31, 2016.

The public meeting is taking today Wednesday (July 23) at the Heywood Mount Hotel, Heywood Lane at 7.30pm.