New Nelson primary school plans set for discussion

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plans for a new primary school for the Whitefield area of Nelson are expected to take a major step forward on Monday when they go before councillors.

The meetings mark the latest stage in a long-running battle to have a new school built to replace the overcrowded Whitefield Primary School.

• In the afternoon, Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee will debate the demolitioon of residential and commercial properties and the construction of the school.

• And in the evening, Pendle Council’s Nelson Committee will decide whether to grant conservation area consent for the demolition of 39 terraced homes and a former chapel of rest in Portland Street, Macleod Street, Albert Street and Appleby Street.

A petition with 415 signatures of support for the new school has been received by Pendle Council, with three objections.

Both committees are recommended to approve the matters before them.