If you have a news item for The Caretakers' Website, we would love to hear from you. CLICK HERE to send us the text for your news story and include any images you would like us to show with the article. This is not a commercial service, so no adverts or product releases.

The demolition of a popular former school building in Pontypridd has been approved despite hundreds of local people wanting to save it. Rhondda Cynon Taf’s planning committee voted in favour of Rhondda Housing Association’s (RHA) plans to build eight flats on site of the woodworking block (Block F) of the former Coed y Lan Comprehensive School and the former caretaker’s house on Lanpark Road. Block F is not...

listed in its own right but is curtilage listed as part of the former school site but planners said they were minded to refuse the application when it came before them in April. Jon Wilks, speaking on behalf of Rhondda Housing Association, said the new building would replicate the existing building. “It would be as close to the woodworking block as can viably be achieved,” he said. CLICK HERE to read the full story on the Wales Online news website.