Midlothian school building plan approved
Midlothian is to embark on a major school building and extension programme after councillors approved 17 recommendations to improve facilities and tackle capacity challenges.
Plans include the progression of a new two stream primary in Easthouses and a replacement for Lasswade Primary.
The 17 recommendations approved for the short term, up to 2023 are to:
Cabinet member for education, Councillor Jim Muirhead, said: “Midlothian has set out its ambition to deliver a world-class education for our children and young people. The Learning Estate Strategy gives the council clear direction in the short, medium and long term.”
Councillors agreed on the short term strategy and asked officers to do further work on the financial implications of the short term strategy so that these can be considered as part of the council’s Capital Strategy and General Service Capital Plan report expected to be presented to council in November.
Officers will continue to work on the medium term actions which are required from 2023 and will bring a further report on the medium term actions back to council in the autumn of 2018.