A PRIMARY school could be getting eight new classrooms under new proposals.

A plan submitted to Hampshire County Council (HCC) proposes to extend Castle Hill Primary School Rooksdown Campus, in Park Prewett Road, Basingstoke.

Proposed by HCC, the aim is to construct a new two-storey building which would contain eight classrooms and associated facilities.

If given the green light, the school will be able to accommodate up to 210 extra pupils.

A statement submitted with the application reads: “It is proposed that the expansion project is completed in one phase, with key project works being programmed and undertaken during the school summer holiday period to remove/limit disruption to school activities.

“The new building will be primarily accessed via the existing main school building which has a level approach and designated accessible car parking bays near the main entrance where benches are provided at the front and rear of the building.

“The site is free of steps and ramps, and paths are generally flat or on very gentle gradients.”

This new building will be linked to the main building by a covered walkway, entering at the point of the existing Learning Resource Centre.

Hard and soft landscaping around the school grounds, additional car parking, emergency vehicle access and enhancements to play areas is also proposed.

HCC spent £6.9m on building the school, which was officially opened in September 2015.

Construction firm Osborne would carry out the work, if the plan gets the go-ahead.

A statement from Osborne reads: “Expansion is required due to ongoing local development within the school’s catchment area totalling approximately 600 homes, as well as existing pressure from within the catchment area.

A public consultation on the plans will run until January 26.

To comment on or view the plans, go to planning.hants.gov.uk and search using the code 17/04248/CC3.