A PRIMARY school is set for a massive expansion after plans were revealed for an extra eight classrooms.

Primrose Hill Primary School, off Primrose Hill Road, Euxton, has submitted plans that will see it expand to 420 pupils and have a two-class entry rather than the current one-form intake.

Plans include eight new classrooms, new hall, storage and toilet/cloakroom areas, a new playground, multi-use play area including a two-metre high fence, extension to the car park and a new playing field area Chorley’s Development Control Committee is to visit the site before considering the application.

The proposed extension would be single-storey and would be sited to the west of the existing school building on an area of playing fields.

The school was built in 1970 to meet the growing population in Euxton.

It currently has seven classrooms.

The school is rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’.

Properties on Laurel Avenue back on to the site of the proposed extension but a belt of mature trees screens the application site from these houses.

A planning report identified traffic issues raised by the proposal as the major impacts on Primrose Hill Road given its residential character.

A number of representations have been received from local residents concerned about the traffic impacts of the proposed extension and expansion of the school.