Youngsters at a north-east primary school will soon have more space after councillors backed plans for an extension.
Pitfour Primary and Nursery School in Mintlaw will be expanded to create extra space for additional toilets and cloakrooms.
The project will create an additional 538sq ft space to the single-storey building on Newlands Road.
Yesterday, members of the Buchan area committee unanimously backed the extension.
Councillor Lenny Pirie said there was pressure on schools within the village, and that the project would ensure the needs of pupils were met.
He said: “I fully supported the proposal because, as councillors, I feel we must ensure that our children are provided with the best facilities and accommodation to carry out their schooling in a safe and comfortable manner.”
Previously Mintlaw councillor Jim Ingram said the proposal would support the village’s growing population.
“There is quite a number of houses being built in Mintlaw at present and I know the other primary school on Longside Road is nearly up to capacity. It’s a well-used school with a good level of demand,” he said.
In his report on the proposal, infrastructure boss Stephen Archer said that the extension would fit in with existing premises.
“The proposal is minimal in scale and appropriately adopts similar design and materials to the existing. There would not be any detrimental impact on neighbouring properties and the proposal would not result in any loss of parking provision on site,” he added.