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A FORMER primary school in Swansea could be knocked down to make way for houses.

Gowerton Primary School has been empty for five years since pupils and staff moved to a new £6.9 million site at Elba Sports Complex, Ffordd Beck.

Development company CDL Properties Ltd has submitted a planning application to Swansea Council to demolish the old Mount Street school and build seven detached houses.

There are few further details about the proposal at this stage.

Gowerton resident Alex Williams has submitted a response on the council’s website, which said the scheme did not look “too intense”.

He said:

“As a former pupil it will be sad to see my old school go, you must remember it has been empty years and this is the first proposal to do anything with the site since it was advertised.

“We could be waiting a while if this is rejected, or we could end up with another grossly overdeveloped mess if someone else builds it out.”

The former Gowerton primary is on a 2.4-acre site, including the adjacent woods.

It was marketed for sale by Lambert Smith Hampton, which said there was potential for residential development subject to planning.

Two large-scale housing schemes are being brought forward elsewhere in Gowerton – 41 units off George Manning Way, and 99 units at the former colliery off Gorwydd Road.

Council officers are assessing the CDL Properties’s application.

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