Popular Meir footpaths will be removed to build new school

Co-op Academy Florence MacWilliams Co-op Academy Florence MacWilliams
Artist's impression of Co-op Academy Florence MacWilliams

Six footpaths in Meir are to be axed and two are to be rerouted to make way for the Co-op Academy Florence MacWilliams. 

This new school is to be built on the site of the former Longton High School and the Meir Sports and Social Club. 

In response to developers, Stoke-on-Trent City Council approved planned changes to the Meir footpath network. Peak and Northern Footpath Society also supported the proposal. 

A council report states: “The development will affect multiple rights of way that cross the site. These are popular with local residents but are not easily accessible in poor weather.”

It continues: “After lengthy discussions with the developer and representatives of affected user groups it was proposed that six footpaths would require wholly or partially extinguishing.”

The school is set to open in September 2024 and will have a founding cohort of 120 students. 

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