APPROVAL for demolition work at the former Groves School in Wrexham is to come before councillors next week.
The plan is to demolish the redundant buildings – although not the red brick section at the front – to clear the site for future development.
The issue is due to be discussed at a meeting of Wrexham Council’s executive board on Tuesday.
The future of the buildings will be part of the agenda looking at the local authority’s capital programme.
Cllr Malcolm King, lead member for policy finance, performance and governance, said although the economy is weak, a number of high profile schemes continue to be delivered by the council on budget and on time.
Expenditure in 2012/13 is estimated to be about £32 million. It includes the completion of the Wrexham Industrial Estate link road; completion of secondary schools reorganisation phase two – involving Bryn Alyn, Darland and Penley; refurbishment of Llay Park School and starting work on the new Welsh medium school in Gwersyllt.
The council also provides more than £1m in disabled facilities grants each year, which helps people to live in their own homes.
Wrexham Council will continue with a capital programme in 2013/14 of £19m and 2014/15 of £17m.
Members of the executive board will be asked to approve the rolling capital programme up to 2016/17. The programme is monitored by the board three times a year.