A NEW two-storey teaching block may be built at Southend High School for Girls after plans were recommended for approval by council officers.
The proposal includes eight classrooms, storage, toilets, plant rooms and associated offices.
It would also see the existing tennis courts repositioned to the west of the site in Southchurch Boulevard.
Plans suggest the new building would increase the number of students at the school from 1,100 to 1,170, although the planning statement submitted states that the proposed development could accommodate a further 150 students.
Conclusions contained in a report by case officer Janine Rowley said: “The proposed development is considered to be acceptable and will provide an improved education facility.
“The development would not result in the loss of playing fields or sports facilities. The design and scale of the proposed development relates satisfactorily to the existing school buildings and will provide an improved education facility.”
The application is due to be decided upon by Southend Council’s development control committee later today.