A play area is to be use as a temporary location for Huddersfield’s biggest primary school.
Councillors agreed a two-storey temporary modular school could be built on open land at Rashcliffe Hill Road in Lockwood.
It means 600 children and 117 staff at Mount Pleasant Primary School will be based in a temporary school for 18 months while their current school is demolished and re-built in a £8m-£10m project.
However, permission was granted for the temporary school to be on the site for three years.
There will be 23 parking spaces included for 56 members of staff who drive to work, the remainder will have to park on the street.
The existing play area will be incorporated into the school boundary but will be returned to wider public use once the new Mount Pleasant School opens.
The application was approved by six of the seven-strong Kirklees Strategic Planning Committee, as Clr Paul Kane felt the temporary school would ‘never come down’ as the community would want to make use of it.
Clr Andrew Cooper told him that Kirklees intended to use it at other school locations as rebuilding programmes or extensions took place.