A TYNEDALE school will soon have a new modular classroom.

At Tynedale Local Area Council on Tuesday (September 15), councillors unanimously voted to approve a planning application for a single storey modular classroom at Corbridge Middle School.

Planning officers had recommended that the application be granted permission to provide “much needed classroom facilities” for the school.

No objections had been received.

Cllr Nick Oliver, county councillor for Corbridge, said during the meeting that the classroom will be a “welcome addition”.

He said: “The school are excited about having the extra capacity. It will allow them to do things they currently can’t.”

The modular building will be located within the existing school grounds on an existing grassed area, to the east of existing buildings and to the west of residential properties located on The Riggs and Chantry Estate.

It will replace an existing modular building that will be removed once the new one is in place.

In June, planning permission was granted for three garden room teaching pods at the school.