Harraby site revamp plans approved

A £12.5m revamp project has moved a step further for the derelict former North Cumbria Technology College (NCTC) site in Cumbria.

Councillors have approved plans to demolish redundant NCTC buildings.

A new Pennine Way Primary School and a community centre will be built on the site in Harraby.

Carlisle City Council, which will be approached for £1.6m of funding, will develop an outline business case for pursuing the course of action.

The business case will then be brought to cabinet for agreement in September.

Councillor Stewart Young, from Cumbria County Council, said: "Our plans will not only transform learning for children at Pennine Way Primary by delivering a new state-of-the-art school, they will also regenerate an area of Harraby and provide major improvements to facilities for the community.

"I look forward to the business case now being developed so the plans can continue to be progressed."

The new Pennine Way Primary School will be set to open in September 2014.

The new community centre would have a range of facilities including a cafe, library link, multi-purpose rooms, a creche and youth room.

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