Benedictine school's move to Goochland delayed

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - One school's move out of the city of Richmond is being delayed.

Benedictine won't start classes at its new location in Goochland this fall.

The main issue is the school doesn't yet have the approved site plan it needs from the county to begin work, but Benedictine officials says the delay actually works out better.

Last December, Benedictine got approval from the Goochland County Board of Supervisors to move its campus from Richmond to the abbey in Goochland.

The original plan was to start classes there in the fall, but according to the Times-Dispatch, that's been delayed until January. That's because school leaders haven't addressed a list of items given to them by the county and VDOT.

One of those items is finding the space to have turning lanes built at the abbey.

Traffic has been a concern of neighbors who are against the school moving to Goochland.

They have filed a lawsuit to keep it from happening.

The school's headmaster says the delay will give students more time to focus on academics.

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