The programme to provide a new teaching block at Todmorden High School has taken an important step forward after planning permission was granted last week.
Todmorden ward councillor Susan Press said the news was welcomed by her and fellow ward councillors Jayne Booth and Steve Sweeney.
“We’re really pleased that planning permission has been granted – it’s another hurdle out of the way. Todmorden High School is desperate for investment in better teaching facilities, and our young people need and deserve this.
“Cllrs Sweeney, Booth and I have been working tirelessly to highlight the building problems at Todmorden, and we’re delighted that the Council has backed this investment.”
Labour schools spokesperson Megan Swift added:
“We all know that ideally, Todmorden High School should be rebuilt. It’s what Labour intended to happen under the national Building Schools for the Future Scheme. We were let down when the Liberal Democrat – Conservative coalition scrapped the scheme, and although various Conservatives have promised a replacement school, the Conservative Government has let us down again.
“So I’m pleased that locally our council has made it one of our priorities to start work at Todmorden, and this new teaching block will represent a significant improvement for the school and for their students. It’s an important vote of confidence in the school.”