Planning permission to build a new primary school in Bearsden was granted at a meeting of the Planning Board on Tuesday night and will allow the final project design to be progressed to financial close, subject to Council approval.
The new school is set to be built on the site of St. Andrew’s Primary School in Duntocher Road, Bearsden to replace it and St. Joseph’s Primary School in Milngavie.
It is the fourth school to be built through the Council’s Primary School Improvement Programme and is scheduled to open in Summer 2018.
It follows on from the successful opening of Lairdsland Primary in Kirkintilloch last year and Lenzie Meadow Primary this summer with Holy Trinity Primary in Kirkintilloch and Thomas Muir Primary in Bishopbriggs set to open in Spring 2017.
The application was lodged by the Council through architects Holmes Miller and outlined the building layout with its 17 classrooms, playground, sports pitch and landscaping.
Chair of East Dunbartonshire’s Planning Board, Councillor Billy Hendry, said, “This decision by the Planning Board facilitates the delivery of a state of the art primary school within Bearsden.”
Following planning approval, the programme for delivery of the new school for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s can now move to the next stage.
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