Council approves new South Lanarkshire primary school

south_lanarkshireGlassford Primary School is to get a £2.8 million replacement after South Lanarkshire Council gave the plans the green light.

The proposal, the latest under the council’s £800m Primary Schools Modernisation Programme, was rubber-stamped by councillors at this month’s Planning committee.

Pupils are currently decanted to temporary accommodation next to Wester Overton Primary School in Strathaven, following the recent demolition of the existing building.

The plans include three classrooms; an activity and library area; combined gym and dining hall; MUGA pitch and twelve space car park (including two disabled).

Vehicle access to the Alston Street campus will remain unchanged and will lead to the new car park, drop-off and turning area.

Councillor Hugh Dunsmuir, the chair of the council’s Planning Committee, said: “This programme is one of the most ambitious in the country and has now transformed nursery and primary education in more than 100 school sites across South Lanarkshire.

“This means that around 20,000 children are learning in modern environments, fully equipped for the 21st Century.

“This plan before us marks the unstinting commitment to providing a schools estate which is second to none. I am delighted to offer this proposal the full support of this committee.”

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