PLANS which will see the creation of two new classrooms at Masterton Primary at a cost of around £1 million have been given the go-ahead.

Permission had been sought for a single-storey extension in the north-west corner of the school site.

A report to Fife Council planners said there would be four additional members of staff required for the two new classrooms and therefore, four additional off-street car-parking spaces were also required.

Team manager Dawn Cook said current school roll projections had indicated that two more classrooms were needed because of planned housing developments.

The council had initially been planning for a four-classroom extension at a cost of £1.9m but admitted in February last year they had got their sums wrong.  

“Construction should start in Spring 2020 with the two new rooms ready for the start of the new session in August 2020," Ms Cook said.

“This extension is to be fully funded by developers, and Section 75 legal agreements are now in place for planning obligations from each of the contributing housing sites.”