PLANS for a childcare building at a Cwmbran primary school could be given the green light next week.

Llantarnam Community Primary School could get a new building to provide childcare facilities for the local community.

The new building would be to the west of the main school building, which is accessed via James Prosser Way.

A report on the proposed plans says the facility “will be operated by a local childcare provider who currently occupy a classroom in the main school”.

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The report says: “They provide a childcare service for the local community and wraparound care for the school nursery.

“Due to an increase in the number of children attending the school from September, the childcare provider is unable to continue to operate from the main school building.”

The opening hours of the childcare facility is currently 9am-3pm on weekdays, with a capacity of 18 children.

The report says the facility may take on pre-school and after-school childcare in the future.


Local ward member Cllr Alan Slade said he supports the application and will provide “a much-needed resource to sit alongside the primary school”.

However, the council has received an objection to the plans over concerns over the extra traffic adding to the “already dangerous level”.

The council’s highway officer said that parking and dropping off facilities at the site are sufficient.

The decision will be made by Torfaen’s planning committee next Tuesday, February 16.