November 6, 2018 10.08 am This story is over 60 months old

Bourne Academy extension to deal with “ever growing” pupil numbers

Expansion to cater for ever growing number of students

Bourne Academy has been given permission for a new building to cater for “the ever growing number of students”.

South Kesteven District Council approved the plans for the Edinburgh Crescent senior school, which is part of the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, last week.

Designs before officers said: “The proposal is to erect a detached four-classroom teaching block on the established school site to cater for the ever growing number of students.”

Artist’s designs for the new expansion.

It outlined how the building, which would be positioned between the school’s F-block and P.E changing rooms, would also include cupboards, male, female and unisex disabled toilets.

Officers concluded the plans for the two-storey build would “increase school places in the town and therefore contribute towards retaining population within the town.”

They said it would “not have any adverse impact on the character of the area” or impact on neighbouring properties.

The development will be built on an existing outdoor play area at the Edinburgh Crescent school and will take up around 17mx9m space.

No objections were received to the plans and council officers noted it would not “generate any significant vehicular traffic”.

Executive headteacher of SLAT, Mr Laurence Reilly, has been contacted for comment.

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