Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

First look at £12million Aberdeenshire school replacement

First image of how new Kinellar Primary could look
First image of how new Kinellar Primary could look

This image shows how a £12million replacement of a fire-hit Aberdeenshire school could look.

Councillors last week backed plans to create a new Kinellar Primary School in Blackburn on the grounds of the existing site.

Now Aberdeenshire Council has revealed how the school could look, should the planning application get support.

A fire broke out at Kinellar Primary on New Years Day, with the nursery and primary one classroom destroyed – though the plans to replace the school have been on the cards for years.

Pupils will be transferred to the new Midmill School in Kintore – due to open in January – while the 450-pupil building is constructed.

The plans include a multi-use games area, community play park and additional car parking.

Chairwoman of the council’s education, learning and leisure committee, Alison Evison, said they were “exciting plans”.

She added: “A replacement Kinellar Primary has been wanted by the local community for a long time. The development of a new school is now a key part of Aberdeenshire’s learning estate strategy.”

The proposals to replace the school are due to be discussed by the council’s policy and resources committee on June 9, after which a planning application will be lodged.

Last week, the proposals to replace the site at the current location were described as a “plan B”, after the local authority struggled in its efforts to acquire land for a new school on the edge of Blackburn.

Last night, East Garioch councillor Martin Ford, said: “Clearly the difficulties over acquiring the intended site for the new Kinellar School have caused an unwelcome delay.

“But having decided to pursue the alternative option of rebuilding on the current school site, the important thing now is to make progress as quickly as possible.”

He said the present school “is unsatisfactory in many ways and not adequate for the current and projected school roll”.

He added: “The sooner a new school can be provided, the better.

“The Garioch area committee has now authorised officers to proceed with production of detailed designs, examine procurement options and seek planning permission for the proposed new construction.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]