Godmanchester residents have been invited to a public meeting next week about plans for a new primary school on the Bearscroft development.

In July last year, despite widespread opposition, Huntingdonshire District Council approved proposals for 750 homes to be built at Bearscroft Farm, east of the A1198.

A new school is part of what it proposed for the 114-acre site, along with the homes, shops and offices.

In a statement released today (Wednesday), a Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said: "The new school, which is due to open in September 2016, is being built to cater for the children of families moving into the new homes.

"When it is full the school will have capacity for 315 four to 11 year olds on a site large enough to expand to 420 places in the future, if/when required.

"The expectation is, therefore, that the new primary school at Bearscroft will provide for the wider needs of the Godmanchester community as well as the new development."

A public meeting is being held on Wednesday, July 2 for people to learn more about what is planned.

The school will be run by a sponsor and the county council is overseeing the tendering process.

At the meeting, people will be able to hear from potential sponsors bidding to run the school.

Feedback will be used by the county council to help decide the successful bidder.

INFORMATION: The meeting is due to be held at Wood Green Animal Shelter at 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 2 and is open to anyone who wants to attend.