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Planning application approved for extension at Antrim Primary School

Plans for a newly approved extension at Antrim Primary School

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is pleased to announce the approval of a planning application for an extension to Antrim Primary School, aimed at enhancing educational facilities for the local community. 

The planning application was processed and approved in just 19 weeks, demonstrating the Council's efficiency and commitment to supporting local education.


The approved proposal will replace existing mobile accommodation with a permanent, modern facility that aligns with the Department of Education (DE) Handbook standards. This development will add 1,600 square metres of additional floor space, providing much-needed and highly desirable support and flexible teaching spaces.


Key features of the new extension include 12 new classrooms, 3 resource areas, a multi-purpose room, medical room, hygiene room and other ancillary accommodation. 

The investment will bring with it in the region of 20-30 construction jobs across the sector.


Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented:


“We are delighted to approve this essential extension for Antrim Primary School. This project reflects the Council’s ongoing commitment to support the improvements of educational infrastructure within our community. The new extension will significantly benefit students and staff, offering a more supportive and flexible learning environment.”


Chairperson of the Planning Committee, Councillor Robert Foster added:

“I welcome this significant investment in Antrim Primary School, the new extension will provide the enhanced facilities the pupils and students need to thrive.  Investment in our local schools is vital to ensuring our educational facilities can meet the demands of the future.”


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