Falkirk Councillors vote to proceed with school

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A NEW school for Roman Catholic kids will be built in Stenhousemuir.

A campaign by neighbours to protect the green space in Edward Avenue from the bulldozers failed to persuade Falkirk Council to drop the

controversial plan when it met yesterday (Wednesday).

Last October, councillors rejected it by 20 votes to six. But this time the 6 million project was agreed unanimously and now goes to Scottish

Government Ministers for approval.

As MSPs at Holyrood have already agreed to pay half the bill, it is certain it will go ahead.

The school will cater for 217 pupils and create nursery space for a total of 80 children.

Read The Falkirk Herald for the full story.