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PERMISSION for a temporary school in Whiteley has been given by councillors.

The primary school will initially provide 120 places for pupils, rising to 210 after seven years.

Fareham Borough Councillors unanimously agreed to planning permission to construct a temporary school on a plot of land off Lady Betty’s Drive.

The school will eventually relocate to a permanent site on the new North of Whiteley development.

Concerns have been raised over access to this site by some Whiteley residents.

It is intended that access to the school will be from the point where Bleriot Crescent and Bader Way join.

The school plans state that it will provide 17 staff and 26 visitor parking spaces on the site.

It will also provide a drop off zone as it is predicted that 40 per cent of the pupils will travel to the school by car.

Cllr Roger Price added that permission should only be granted if the school fitted a sprinkler system to all the temporary units, and the committee agreed.

Chairman of the planning committee, Cllr Nick Walker said: ‘We all know this school is much-needed.’