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Town school expansion plans gain backing from council

A PROPOSAL to enable more children to be educated at a Bognor Regis school has been supported.

 

Arun District Council has made no objection to the scheme which will allow 60 children a year to join St Mary’s Catholic Primary School instead of the current 45 children.

 

The proposal by West Sussex County Council will create three classrooms plus new offices and other facilities at the Glamis Street site.

 

These will be created through a two-storey extension, internal alterations to the existing school hall and building two hall stores and external works.

 

Arun planning officer Simon Davis says in his report: “This is to cater for likely future demand caused by an increase in the birth rate, migration and house building.

 

“Part of the building will increase in height albeit not higher than the existing highest part. The new two-storey building will be flat-roofed, thus reducing its mass and having less of an impact on sunlight loss across the site and into adjacent land areas.”

 

As a proposal for an education property, the final decision will be made by the county council.

 

Two letters of objection and three of support about the scheme have been submitted to the county council.

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