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

Archant

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 CouncilDrawings 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 CouncilDrawings 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.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Midweek Herald

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists