Swaffham councillors support eco-classroom scheme

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Plans for a new eco-classroom in the grounds of Swaffham’s Green Britain Centre have won the support of town councillors.

It emerged last month that the site’s owners, Ecotricity, had secured a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme towards the scheme for the Turbine Way site.

The application was supported by town councillors at their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday.

Deputy mayor Paul Darby said: “It doesn’t really affect anyone else at all. It’s on their own grounds.”

Les Scott added: “We had a visit from the Green Britain Centre and they are pushing very hard to increase the educational use of the site.”

Documents submitted as part of the planning application to Breckland Council said the lottery grant was time-limited.

They added that the building was intended to increase educational opportunities for schools, colleges holiday clubs and individuals.