Our proposals for the new Linkwood Primary School in Elgin have been approved by Moray Council.

No objections were received to plans submitted for the new school, which will be built in the south of Elgin. It will have a floor space of around 3,780 sqm and accommodate up to 476 pupils, including ASN provision for up to 12 pupils. Space will be provided for 40 nursery pupils, and 53 staff between the school and nursery.

Outside play areas will include a secure ASN play space, a sandpit and multi-use games area (MUGA) as well as an allotment and outdoor classroom.

A wetland habitat area featuring aquatic and wetland meadow planting will facilitate the sustainable drainage system, and there is the potential to include solar panels on the roof of the building.

Chair of Moray Council’s Planning & Regulatory Services Committee, Cllr David Bremner, said the granting of planning permission is an important milestone in the continued growth of Elgin.

“The south of Elgin will undergo a radical transformation in the coming years with the building of some 870 homes, shops and food outlets, and two primary schools. By approving this latest planning application, which gives the green light for the building of the new Linkwood Primary, we’re preparing for this growth and ensuring that the children who live here will have access to modern and spacious learning environments.”

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