A local infant school has applied to build a new extension to allow more children to be able to attend the school.

Fulmer Infant School applied for a single storey side extension at the rear of the main building on August 29.

The extension will add 12 square metres of internal floor area.

The school states this is needed to meet health and safety requirements as the classroom currently accommodates furniture for 24 children and two adults and there is no room for more tables and chairs.

The new extension will allow more room for furniture and will also have the same tiling, windows and brickwork as the original building if approved.

Although the new extension will be in the boundary of flood zone 2 and on the outskirts of flood zone 3 the school are going to reduce the risk of flooding by installing a soakaway.

Due to the extension being on the rear of the building it should have little visual affect to the area.

A few self-seeded trees and shrubs will be removed for the extension but will be replaced once work is completed.

We approached the school for comment, but they are yet to respond.