Councillors give go-ahead for school extension

Pitfour School in Mintlaw.
Pitfour School in Mintlaw.

Buchan councillors have given the go-ahead for an extension to Mintlaw’s Pitfour Primary School.

The school and its nursery, will be expanded to create additional toilets and cloakrooms.

The extension would have a footprint of 10x2m x 4.8m and a height of 3.7m.

It will be situated on the east elevation and the existing secure play area timber fencing will be altered.

Councillors were told that the extension will not have any detrimental impact on neighbouring properties and the proposal would not result in any loss of parking provision for the site.

It was considered that the design of the extension fitted in with the existing building and that the proposal was minimal in scale and appropriately adopted similar design and materials to the existing school.

Approval was recommended.

Speaking at Tuesday’s meeting of the Buchan area committee, Cllr Lenny Pirie said there was pressure on schools within the village and that the extension would ensure the needs of pupils were met.

“I feel we must ensure that our children are provided with the best facilities to carry out their schooling in a safe and comfortable manner,” he said.