A CASH injection of nearly £10 million will help fund a new site for Kenilworth School and the development of the town.
Funding of £9.6 million will pay for Kenilworth School to be moved and allow housing to be built in its place on Leyes Lane and Rouncil Lane.
The money comes from government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund following a successful bid by Warwick District Council.
Coun leader Andrew Mobbs said: “I am delighted our application has been successful.
“The funding will ensure the delivery of a key element of the infrastructure to support the growth of Kenilworth, by providing a fantastic new education facility for existing and future residents. It will also greatly assist in the provision of housing for the town by releasing land on the existing school sites for new homes, importantly a proportion of which will be affordable.
“The success of this bid has been through the hard work and collaborate approach of Warwick District Council officers, Kenilworth School and our partners in the Kenilworth area.”
School staff and governors have voiced their delight that moving is one step closer.
Headteacher Hayden Abbott said: “This will help us to achieve our aim of providing an excellent, sustainable education for all young people and increased community facilities in our proposed new build.”
The council says it is will now begin planning the developments.