Application for £14 million primary school north of the river in Wick submitted

A planning application for the construction of new £14 million primary school and community facility amalgamating Hillhead Primary School and North Primary School upon the site of the existing Wick North Primary School has been submitted this to The Highland Council this week.

The proposed development site is located on Girnigoe Street, Wick, Caithness. The application is for the erection of:

Chairman of The Highland Council’s Adult and Children’s Services Committee, Councillor Alasdair Christie welcomed the latest move in the development of a new school for Wick and Caithness, he said: “This marks a major milestone in The Highland Council’s commitment to work with the Scottish Government to develop an ambitious 10-year capital programme to provide modern schools in the Highlands.”

Leader of the Caithness and Sutherland Area Councillor Deirdre Mackay added: “This is excellent news for pupils and families in Wick that the planning application has been submitted for the new primary school north of the river. We look forward to progress on the planning process and for this much needed facility to become a welcome reality.

“My own children attended the existing north school so it is particularly special to me to see this new fantastic facility being built for future generations. It will be a state of the art facility and richly deserved for the children of Wick.”

26 Sep 2013