Plans for new Goldthorpe primary school given go ahead

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Plans have been approved to build a new £1.3 million primary school in Goldthorpe.

An outline planning application was granted for the 300 place and 26 place nursery that will replace the existing stone-built Victorian school at the junction of High Street and Doncaster Road.

It will provide a much larger outdoor play space and ensure the school has capacity to expand in future years.

The school is to be built on the cleared land at Doncaster Road and Main Street, where 107 properties have been demolished, businesses relocated and a compulsory purchase order granted to make way for the new development.

Councillor Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said: “The plan was agreed following extensive community consultation with residents and businesses in the area. The new school building will provide a key gateway for the town and increased footfall to the high street.”

The scheme is being led by NPS Barnsley, a joint venture between Barnsley Council and Norfolk Property Services.

Project leaders will need to secure a full planning application in the coming months before work can start on site.