PLANNING permission is being sought to bring a state-funded school to the town centre.

An application was initially submitted in April - from Compass Schools - to turn an office building, on Victoria Road, into a new school for up to 24 pupils.

However, following public consultation and a discussion by the council’s planning board, the proposals were rejected on the grounds that the development did not enter any pre-application discussions with the local authority.

Plans to change the use of the building into a ‘state-funded school’ have now been submitted once again - with the public able to offer their views until Thursday.