A Mansfield school has been given the go ahead for major improvements.
Mansfield district Council Planning Committee has approved a planning application to build two new classroom blocks at Brunts Academy.
The application is for the demolition of a single storey modular classroom block and the building of a two storey modular classroom block and a single storey modular classroom block within the Brunts School site.
The school campus was developed in the 1980s to provide a six form college, but has subsequently been used as a comprehensive school and a specialist performing arts college.
A number of extensions and permanent and temporary buildings have been built on the site to cater for the expanding school population.
The development would take place in two stages. The first stage is to demolish the existing modular classroom building located to the north of the school campus.
The second stage is to erect two modular classroom buildings a two storey classroom block to the north-east of the school campus and a single storey classroom block to the south-west of the school campus.
The development would see the building of 12 classrooms, two accessible WCs and a staff WC; a staff room, a cleaner’s store, three general store rooms , a communications room, circulation spaces and lobbies.
The applicants say the proposed single storey classroom would be located in the mini-bus parking area of the school.
The minibuses are used across the multi-academy trust including three other education sites and so there will be plenty of alternative storage and parking spaces for them.
The total floor area of the proposed buildings will be 855.05 sqm.Brunts Academy had not responded to our request for a comment as the Chad went to press on Tuesday afternoon.