THE closing date for the public to comment on plans to expand Birkby Infant and Nursery School is looming.

The Blacker Road school accommodates 360 nursery and infant pupils but due to increasing birth rate, the already over subscribed school is looking to add two new mobile classrooms permanently to the site – allowing the Victorian-built school to increase numbers from 360 to 450 over time.

The cost of the two mobile classrooms would be £350,000, but a new building would be nearly triple the cost. Kirklees Council has announced that the public consultation will close in May. Further details concerning disruption for residents if the plans are approved, have now been published.

A report states: “To minimise noise disturbance it is recommended that activities relating to the construction, alteration, repair or maintenance of buildings, or roads shall not take place outside the hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm Mondays to Fridays and 8am and 1pm, Saturdays with no working Sundays or on public holidays.”