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Sheffield primary school expansion plan

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A Sheffield primary school is to undergo a major expansion so it can accommodate almost 100 more pupils.

Greystones Primary School on Tullibardine Road has applied for planning permission to demolish three existing prefabricated classrooms and construct and a new two-storey building and extend its junior school.

A new multi-use games area will also be built.

The move is designed to allow the school to increase capacity from 540 to 630.

In April, Sheffield Council approved plans to expand the number of pupils joining the school from 60 to 90 per year from September 2015.

The school is now preparing to expand to cope with the increased demand.

Councillors on the planning and highways committee are expected to approve the buildings proposals when they meet to decide on the application next Tuesday, August 26.

A report going to the committee said: “The development is required in order to enable the school to increase its capacity from 540 pupils to 630 pupils to accommodate increased demand for primary school places in the area.

“The increased demand is consistent with the current pattern of demand across the city as a whole.”

The report by council officers said the scheme should be approved.

It said while traffic ‘is likely to increase’ as a result of the school growing in size, a staff travel plan should be drawn up to help manage the issue.

The report added the new building will be energy efficient, and represents a sustainable form of development.

 

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