July 26, 2011
expansion of Burnham-On-Sea school edges closer
Burnham Infants School could soon benefit from a £300,000
expansion, creating around 30 extra places for pupils.
Somerset County Council has agreed with Sedgemoor District Council
to lease an area of the nearby recreation land at Winchester Road
to build a new classroom, toilets and a cloakroom by September
2012 - providing that planning consent is granted.
John Osman, the County Councils children and young people
stakeholder, has agreed that the land should be leased from the
district council with an annual rent of £2,500 per year.
A budget of £300,000 has been earmarked for the proposals
as part of the councils capital programme and around £10,000
will also be spent on improvement work, including a new path,
plus children's playing equipment slide and trees. A period of
consultation on the proposals is due to be launched shortly.