Plan A - Design
Hay needs a better school. Gaufron, an out-of-town developer, have approached Powys County Council and offered to build a new school on Forest Road. In return, Gaufron says they will pay £5m for the existing school site if they get planning permission to build a new supermarket there. This new supermarket will be about twice the size of the existing Co-op, nearby. A new Community Centre and a 60-80 bed care-home are also part of the proposed package.
That's all we know; the Gaufron plan has been kept away from public scrutiny and our freedom of information requests have been consistently refused.
"We need a new school, but it's the Council's responsibility to fund it"