Bristol Free School plans are given council approval

Government building in Brentry, Bristol The building has previously housed the Environment Agency and Defra

Bristol Free School has been given the green light to create temporary facilities at Westbury-on-Trym.

Plans to re-use the former site of the Environment Agency and Defra on Burghill Road were approved by a planning committee on Wednesday.

The temporary site - which could be used until December 2012 - will include facilities for ICT, science and technology, sport and extra classrooms.

Bristol Free School is set to be the largest of its kind in England.

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