School closure faces challenge

THE future of a city primary school was last night being considered by a High Court judge.


Parents and campaigners from the Save Eglwys Newydd Action Group (SENAG) were given permission in July to challenge the Welsh Government's decision to allow Cardiff council's plans to redevelop primary provision in Whitchurch to go ahead, having raised pounds 25,000 to cover the legal costs.

The reorganisation will mean English-medium schools Eglwys Wen and Eglwys Newydd closing to make way for additional Welsh-medium provision.
Mr Justice Wyn Williams, sitting in the High Court in Cardiff, heard evidence from both parties from Monday to Wednesday.

A decision is expected within the next few weeks. Counsel Nicholas Bowen QC who attended Eglwys Newydd, represented the families.

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