A NEW £1.4million scheme is set to see more than 100 places created for children at a primary school in Holland-on-Sea.

Parents and residents will get a first glimpse of the new plans for the expansion of Holland Haven Primary School, Primrose Road, next week.

The project, which will be funded by Essex County Council, would see 105 new places created to help meet the growing demand in the area.

A new building containing four classes would be constructed, along with an all-weather sports pitch and additional car parking spaces.

Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “Our investment in creating new school places has meant we have continued to be able to offer the overwhelming majority of pupils a place at one of their parents’ preferred schools.

“We recognise that further places are still needed and are planning to spend about £230million on creating new school places across the county over the next three years.

“Projects such as this one are vital if we are to continue to meet the rising demand and I am very pleased with the proposals.

“I would encourage parents and residents to have their say by taking part in the consultation process.”

The proposals will be available to view at a public exhibition at the school between 3pm and 6.30pm on Monday.

Boards illustrating the proposed floor plans and design will be on show at the exhibition and feedback questionnaires will be available.

Council officers, as well as the project manager, architect and planning consultant, will also be on hand to discuss the proposals.

Sue Bardetti, headteacher, added: “We are delighted that Holland Haven School is being considered for expansion.

“We want to provide a good education for all children in our catchment and expanding the school to an intake of 60 children each year will enable us to do so.”

Essex County Council said that subject to the outcome of the consultation and the planning process, it is hoped building works will start by July 2018 and be completed ahead of September 2019. The consultation runs until November 19.