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Go-ahead give from Millfields First School extension

Go-ahead give from Millfields First School extension Go-ahead give from Millfields First School extension
Updated: 2:31 pm, May 31, 2015

A BROMSGROVE School will soon be able to accept 75 more pupils after works were completed on a new extension.

Worcestershire County Council’s planning committee has approved proposals for a two-classroom extension, together with a new hard play area and car park.

The school was also given the go ahead to reinstate another pedestrian entrance at the back of the site.

Millfields First School currently has capacity for 225 pupils which includes five-year groups from reception to year four.

Due to an increase in demand for places the school put forward plans for an extension so it could accommodate 300 children in total.

The new block will be single-storey, about 190 square metres, and will be separated from the existing building at the back of the school on an area of sloping ground.

It will comprise two new classrooms, pupil toilets, cloak areas, stores, main entrance lobby and disabled and staff toilets.

The building will be made from buff facing brickwork to complement the extension built-in 2000 with a sedum/green roof, aluminium doors and windows.

There is limited car parking at the site so a small area capable of accommodating eight cars is being added.

The school hopes the new access at the back of the site will alleviate some of the parking issues on Swift Close by giving an alternative pedestrian route into the school at busy times of the day.

Coun Stephen Clee said: “There is a large housing estate there where pupils feed into this school.

“At the moment parents have to drive all the way around to the entrance to get their children in.”

He added it was very imported the entrance at the back of the school was reinstated as it would make things much better.