23rd July 2010
The planning committee of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has approved the construction of a community primary school in Aviemore.
The school – with capacity for 300 primary school pupils – will replace the existing Aviemore Primary School which is widely recognised to be deficient and in poor condition.
It will be built on land on the eastern end of Grampian Road in the Muirton area of Aviemore.
The planning committee – meeting in Grantown -on-Spey today (Friday 23 July 2010) – unanimously approved the development.
CNPA Planning Committee Convener, Duncan Bryden, said: “We fully support this facility which will meet the needs of pupils and the community of Aviemore well into the future.
It has been designed to meets the needs of those who will use it and at the same time meet the high environmental and aesthetic standards we expect within the Park.”
Details of the plans approved include:
The design of the building is currently at BREEAM rating “very good” It was agreed the development should endeavour to achieve the maximum rating of “excellent” for sustainability.