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County plans new learning centre at Thorley Hill primary in Bishop's Stortford

General Views - File Shots.Bishops Stortford.Thorley Hill Primary. (7401472)
General Views - File Shots.Bishops Stortford.Thorley Hill Primary. (7401472)

A new learning resource centre is being planned at Thorley Hill primary.

Herts County Council has asked for planning permission for prefabricated additional accommodation at the Park Lane school in Bishop’s Stortford.

The proposal for the 1.3-hectare campus would reuse an area occupied by a disused swimming pool.

In a supporting statement to East Herts Council, the education authority says: “The building design is a simple pragmatic response to the need for additional accommodation at this school. The building will be fabricated off-site and delivered in five sections for erection on site.”

It will be single storey with an internal floor area of 115.5 sqm and comprise two learning areas, a store, plant room, toilets and entrance lobby. The development will not increase the number of staff or pupils.

The county says: “The new building will provide additional accommodation to improve the standard of education offered by the school. The building will be a small addition to the site and sited adjacent to the existing school buildings on the site of a disused swimming pool. It will, therefore, make use of previously developed land on the school site and will cause no material impact to the character of the site.”

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