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Blackmarston School in Hereford gets approval for £4.6m extension
HEREFORD’S Blackmarston School has got its £4.6 million extension, winning over the county council’s planning committee despite a handful of objectors.
The committee gave majority backing to the extension, which, as reported by the Hereford Times last week, will replace three sinking portable classroom portable buildings at the special needs school.
A number of Blackmarston staff and pupils were in the public gallery to hear the extension approved yesterday (Wednesday) morning.
Speaking after the approval, governor Sally Lloyd said she was “absolutely ecstatic", and “so thrilled for the kids”.
The alternative to the extension was a new school on another site at a cost of £20 to £30 million.
Herefordshire Council received three letters of objection from neighbours of the school and - on that basis - the plan had been recommended for refusal.
The school submitted a 1,251 name petition supporting the scheme.