School sign smHampshire County Council, this week, approved its planning application for expansion of Whitchurch Primary School.

Increase of 25%
The application which is planned to commence next summer and be complete for the spring of 2019 is to increase capacity by 25%, from the present 420 to 525.

Four classrooms
As well as a single story block of four classrooms there will be an expansion to the hall as well as additional staff car parking spaces.

Local suggestions?
A considerable number of suggestions collected by local residents were passed to HCC including how to mitigate the effects of the expansion. It is not yet know if any have been incorporated into the plans. Whilst no objections had been made for the need for more pupil numbers comments had been raised over access, safety and travel arrangements.