PLANS to give a prestigious Merseyside school a £5m upgrade are set to be given the go ahead.
Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby is behind the multi-million pound overhaul which would bring the upgrade of Stanfield – its mixed infants and junior girls’ school.
Some of the buildings date back to the 1970’s.
Planners have recommended the proposal which include a new large hall, several classrooms, dedicated library, equipped medical room and other rooms for art, music and drama be given the green light when Sefton council meets next Wednesday.
The recommendation to approve comes despite several objections from three residents with fears ranging from the new build obstructing views to surrounding properties to noise pollution.
But a planning report recommending the council to approve the plan states: “The proposal provides improved facilities and enhanced landscaping.
“The proposal is acceptable in terms of its impact on the greenspace, on residential and visual amenity.”
Chairman of governors Professor Peter Batey has said the investment cemented the schools’ confidence for a healthy future and its ability to remain at the forefront of education in the north west.
And the fee-paying school stressed it will combine the existing traditional buildings with “modern styles that are low maintenance and offer high energy efficiency”.