School wants six extra classrooms


LESS than two years after it opened, a Warrington primary school is seeking planning consent for six extra classrooms to accommodate an additional 180 pupils.
The extensions at Chapelford Village Primary, in Santa Rosa Boulevard, Great Sankey will enable the school to increase pupil numbers from 420 to 630.
In addition to the six classrooms, there will be associated facilities including additional toilets, plant room, reprographics and extensions to the existing library and staff facilities.
When the school opened in February last year, the 45-year-old Sycamore Lane Primary School at Great Sankey closed and the staff and pupils were transferred.
An extra eight full-time and four part-time staff will be required at the school.
The proposals originally triggered an objection from Sport England on the grounds the development would result in a reduction in playing field provision. But they withdrew their objection following talks with the borough council.
Although playing field provision will be reduced, replacement playing space will be provided on a separate site at Barrowhall Primary School.
Planning officers are recommending the proposals be approved. They say no harm will be caused to the character and appearance of the area. The extension to he school will be 54m from the nearest house and it is not expected there will be any additional noise above that associated with the existing school.


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