Hilgay school extension project revealed

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Plans to build two new classrooms and a library at a West Norfolk village school have been outlined.

Funding has already been secured for the project, which county education chiefs say will improve facilities at the site in Hilgay.

If the scheme is approved, an existing pre-fabricated building on the Church View site, which is currently being used as the school’s hall and kitchen area, would be demolished.

The new block would be built in its place, with the original hall, which is currently being used as a classroom space and library, restored to its initial use.

The school’s original kitchen, is currently being used as an “undersized” classroom according to planning documents, would also be reinstated as part of the proposal.

The papers continued: “The classroom block extension is designed to be a stimulating and inspiring learning environment with views towards the school play areas.”

Although Norfolk County Council will decide if the application should proceed, details of the scheme have also been passed to West Norfolk Council, who will consider it in its capacity as a consultative body.