A plan to add two classrooms to a primary school by way of a single-storey extension is up for approval by Bolton Council.

The council as the landowner applied for planning permission for the site of Queensbridge Primary School on November 20.

Its plan is to add two classrooms to the primary school on St Germain Street by way of a single-storey extension to accommodate pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

The primary school in Farnworth is an Ofsted rated 'good' school.

The school was highlighted for making pupils feel safe and for its quality of  education.

There is also a 'group room' and accompanying amenities such as changing rooms and toilets.

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The application said: "Queensbridge Primary School is situated on St Germain Street in Farnworth, Bolton, providing eight places for SEN pupils from Reception to Year Six.

"Under recent review a portion of the school was suitable for an extension to increase the number of places for SEN pupils. This Design and Access Statement has been produced to accompany the proposal of an extension to increase the number of places for SEN pupils in accordance with the quality expected of Bolton Schools."

As the council is the landowner the application for planning permission must be considered by its Planning Committee.

A report recommends the approval of the application for planning permission when it meets at the town hall this week.

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A report said: "The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development. 

"Achieving sustainable development means that the planning system has three overarching objectives: an economic objective; an environmental objective; and a social objective.

"So sustainable development is pursued in a positive way, at the heart of NPPF is a presumption in favour of sustainable development.

"The proposals are necessary to meet the school provision needs of the area. The proposals are considered acceptable in principle.

"The proposals accord with Bolton's Development Plan and are considered to represent sustainable development and members are therefore recommended to approve the application."

The Planning Committee meets at the town hall on February 22.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.