Plans to extend an Aberdeenshire school to provide a new permanent nursery have been approved.
The current nursery at Inverbervie is currently being operated from a temporary building located to the rear of Bervie School.
Aberdeenshire Council lodged plans to build a 647sqm extension to the north-east side of the school.
The nursery would be directly linked to the existing school.
A planning statement by the local authority states: “The proposed design is contemporary with monopitched interlocking roofs and would be finished with wood effect panelling, a metal roof, a smooth cement render, aluminium clad timber window and artificial stone.”
The development will include two external play areas and will be surrounded by high security fencing to the rear to prevent out of hours access to the new courtyard area.
The report adds: “The new nursery building would be well connected to the existing primary school and surrounding community and the dedicated new entrance would provide a safe and independent access to the new nursery facility.”
The application received support from the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council.
Planning bosses at the local authority gave the scheme the go-ahead.