Health plan for school build­ing

Aldershot News & Mail - - NEWS -

HAMP­SHIRE County Coun­cil is hop­ing to put a empty school care­taker’s build­ing into use.

The coun­cil plans to change the use of the va­cant house on The Wavell School site, in Lynch­ford Road, into a health dropin clinic, group work room and two coun­selling rooms.

A plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion was sub­mit­ted to Rush­moor Bor­ough Coun­cil this month. If ap­proved, the ex­ist­ing kitchen on the site will also be up­graded, to pro­vide a small kitch­enette.

No works are pro­posed to the ex­ter­nal el­e­va­tions of the build­ing but ac­cess will be im­proved with the re­mod­elling of the ex­ist­ing path.

The build­ing dates back to 1969 but has been empty for the last two years.

The pro­posal forms part of the county coun­cil’s £147 mil­lion cap­i­tal in­vest­ment to cre­ate new school places through­out Hamp­shire and en­sure there is a space for ev­ery child in the county by 2016.

Fur­ther plans have been ap­proved to build ad­di­tional class­rooms at Tower Hill Pri­mary, Welling­ton Pri­mary and Welling­ton Com­mu­nity schools, in Alder­shot, and at South Farn­bor­ough County and Farn­bor­ough Grange In­fant schools.

A de­ci­sion on the pro­posal for The Wavell School care­taker’s build­ing is ex­pected to­day (Thurs­day). A county coun­cil spokesman said: “De­mand is grow­ing, and it’s due not just to an in­crease in the birth rate, but to new hous­ing de­vel­op­ments and more fam­i­lies at­tracted into Hamp­shire.”

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