LANDSCAPING work at a Hereford primary school will go ahead after people overlooked by the new building raised concerns over their privacy.

Angel Marafono, 74, raised concerns in April after the extension at Marlbrook Primary School meant children in classrooms could see straight into the bedroom in her Honddu Close home.

Herefordshire Council said at the time further landscaping work was set to take place this summer, with a contractor now appointed.

Mrs Marafono feared the value of her house, which used to have views towards the Black Mountains, would have been affected by the extension at the school in Green Croft.

Owen Pell Ltd was recently appointed to undertake the landscaping works at a cost of £144,697.25 at the school.

The decision notice from the council said the council had a legal obligation to carry out the works, adding: "The new extension at Marlbrook Primary School was completed in February 2021.

"However, due to operational difficulties after having major construction works on site for over 12 months, the landscaping works were deferred until the school summer holiday period.

"Therefore, this decision will enable the completion of the landscaping works required as part of the capital project."

The costs was under the approved budget of £150,000.

The council said in April: "It is important to note that the Marlbrook Primary School scheme has complied with all planning conditions placed on the development.

"The landscaping aspect of the project is still ongoing and we are happy to discuss the tree planting works that are due to take place through the summer and any other additional measures with the residents who raise privacy concerns with ourselves."