Funding for £2.7million expansion at Honiton Primary School APPROVED by county planners

PUBLISHED: 11:34 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:20 15 June 2018

Drawings of the new classroom at Honiton Primary School. Photo: Devon County Council

Drawings of the new classroom at Honiton Primary School. Photo: Devon County Council

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Honiton Primary School’s pupil intake will increase by 210 spaces after funding for a £2.7million expansion was approved off by county planning bosses.

Drawings of the new classroom at Honiton Primary School. Photo: Devon County Council Drawings of the new classroom at Honiton Primary School. Photo: Devon County Council

As previously revealed by the Herald, the primary school is in line for a ‘phased expansion’, with work expected to begin in autumn and be completed by September next year.

Members of Devon County Council’s cabinet considered, and approved, a report concerning funding of the school’s expansion.

A planning application for the project is yet to be discussed by county bosses.

Councillor Phil Twiss, ward member for Honiton St Michael’s, said: “I am delighted as both county councillor and governor at Honiton Primary School that this much-needed expansion has been approved.”

Drawings of the new classroom at Honiton Primary School. Photo: Devon County Council Drawings of the new classroom at Honiton Primary School. Photo: Devon County Council

Around £1.2million for the project has been identified in the council’s capital programme, with much of the remaining £1.5million met from a Section 106 agreement regarding Baker Estates’ Hayne Lane development.

New facilities coming to the school include classrooms and support accommodation.

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