Pucklechurch school remodelling approved

Councillors are celebrating after planning approval was granted for a major remodelling of Pucklechurch CE VC primary school.

The approved £1.72m remodelling and extension scheme will see permanent accommodation provided at the village school with construction work planned to start later in the summer.

Planning approval had been sought for the erection of three single storey extensions to form additional kitchen, administration and classroom space. The construction of 2 access ramps, proposed landscaping and new netball court also formed part of the successful planning application.

Conservative councillor for the Boyd Valley, Sandra Grant, has been campaigning to refurbish Boyd Valley’s village primary schools for years, including Pucklechurch. She said:

“Like many parents and pupils, I am absolutely delighted that we have reached the significant milestone of obtaining planning approval.

The school is in urgent need of substantial investment and I am really looking forward to seeing work start in a few months time.”

She added:

“I would have really struggled with this campaign were it not for the immense support that I received from members of the local community, and so again I would like to put on record my thanks to them.”

Cllr Sheila Cook, Conservative Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

“Cllr Grant is to be congratulated for running an effective campaign in support of local children and I am pleased that we can demonstrate to the local community that progress is being made with the project to transform their village school.”

Source: Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council

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