PLANS for a 360-pupil “super school” have been unveiled by Anglesey council as it applies for planning permission for the multi-million-pound development.

In April, Anglesey’s executive rubber-stamped a decision to close Ysgol Bodffordd and Ysgol Corn Hir and replace them with a brand new facility in the Llangefni area.

If granted planning permission, the authority is hoping that construction work can begin this spring, with the new school set to have enough spaces for 360 pupils as well as another 90 nursery places.

Governors at Ysgol Corn Hir have broadly backed the new school, which will be built just yards away, due to the current school already being oversubscribed and concerns raised over the condition of the building.

But the community of Bodffordd has battled hard to keep its village school, which is close to capacity with more than 80 pupils and houses the community centre.

The site of the school will be a currently empty field near the junction of Cildwrn Road B5109 and the B4422, with the plans including enough parking spaces for 120 vehicles.

The council’s design and access statement says: “The subject of this planning application is the construction of a new build 360 place primary school and 90 place nursery provision in Llangefni to take pupils from existing education sites at Ysgol Corn Hir and Ysgol Bodffordd.

“The proposals will also contain upgrades to the existing highway access to the site and pedestrian access routes.

“The landscape design aims to provide a vibrant external space which has been informed by the site context and in turn, inspire the pupils in their day to day activities.

“To achieve this we have endeavoured to make a feature of the established boundaries on site, using the topography of the site to shape the scheme and create an interesting and sensitive scheme.”

If planning permission is awarded, the build could take over a year to complete, with Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Construction having been awarded the contract.