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Committee approves new Walston primary school

Published Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Plans for a new £4.4m Walston Primary school have been approved.

South Lanarkshire Council’s Planning committee this morning gave the go-ahead for the replacement campus which will be built on a new site in the village of Elsrickle.

The move from the current traditional school house will allow construction to begin on a larger school fit for 21st century learning.

The proposals include:

  • A 1000 sq. metre single storey timber frame building
  • Two classrooms
  • A nursery class
  • Gym hall
  • Library and kitchen/dining facilities
  • A MUGA pitch

Access to a 16-space car park will be from the A721, where a pedestrian gate will also be created. Land has also been allocated for a footpath link to a proposed housing site nearby.

Councillor Alistair Fulton, Chair of the committee, said: “This is a significant application, as not only does it mark a new chapter in the lives of this small community, but it marks an important chapter in the Primary Schools Modernisation Programme.

“Over the past ten years, this committee has considered and approved the rebuild or refurbishment of every single primary school across South Lanarkshire, a milestone of which we are all rightly proud.

“As a result, the schools estate we now have is providing tens of thousands of young people with the best possible start in life.”