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Plans for a new school for Dalbeattie to go before council

Main entrance to new school Image copyright D&G Council
Image caption The new building would be built on the existing site of Dalbeattie High School

Detailed plans for a new school in Dalbeattie have been unveiled.

The building, on the site of the existing high school, would be home to the town's secondary, primary and nursery school.

It would also boast sports facilities including a six-lane running track, a rugby pitch and a 3G pitch for football and hockey.

The proposals will be considered by Dumfries and Galloway Council's planning committee next week.

Councillors will be told that the plans are for each school to be housed in a separate wing of the building, which will be in the shape of a Saltire.

Its sports facilities, including a netball court and tennis court, and its main halls would be made available for community use.

The plans also include gardens and horticultural areas with polytunnels, a rural skills area and a science garden.

There would also be a biodiversity pond, woodland, a wildflower meadow and an orchard.

A total of 112 car parking spaces would be available.

In 2012, it was estimated that the new school would cost £21m.

Image copyright D&G Council
Image caption The aim is for the building to house a secondary, primary and nursery school for Dalbeattie.
Image copyright D&G Council
Image caption Each school would be in a separate wing of the building which will be Saltire-shaped.
Image copyright D&G Council
Image caption Councillors are due to debate the plans at a meeting next week.

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