Wath school set for extension


A Dearne primary school is set to be extended to cope with extra demand for student places.

Council chiefs granted planning permission for four new classrooms, a small library, additional toilets and 15 car parking spaces to be built at Wath C of E Primary School.

Proposals show the extension at the 253-pupil school is to meet “expected increased demand for pupil places in future years.”

Members of Rotherham Council’s planning board gave the green light during a meeting at the town hall after hearing that the application was recommended for approval.

In a report, the authority’s planning officers said: “The proposed classroom extension is to be located approximately 25 metres from the nearest residential property and is single storey only although quite high at 6.8m.

“However, the land levels of the nearest residential properties are significantly higher than the grounds of the school.”

“In terms of the potential impact on these properties, it is considered that the difference in land levels combined with the single storey height would not result in any overdominance or overshadowing.”

No objections were submitted by residents or any other organisation.

Nobody at the school was available for comment as the South Yorkshire Times went to press.