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Lammack Primary School: new classrooms to go ahead

PROPOSALS to build 12 news classrooms at a primary school near several new housing estates have been given the go ahead.

Councillors have approved plans for five new buildings at Lammack Primary School in Lammack Road, Blackburn.

The £1.55million expansion aims to cater for children from an expected 900 new homes in North Blackburn.

Blackburn with Darwen Council hopes to have completed them by September for the new intake.

The borough’s Planning and Highways Committee gave the new buildings the go-ahead on Thursday.

The new classrooms will provide extra space for reception, year one, four and six children and expand the school from the current 488 children to a maximum of 630 and the number of staff from 80 to 103.

The approval was granted despite objections from nearby residents about the loss of green open space; noise generated from additional pupils; parking; traffic; that the access from Whinney Lane would be dangerous; air pollution; and potential anti-social behaviour when the school is closed caused by the opening up of the site for the new buildings.