NO OBJECTIONS were raised to the prospect of an outdoor canopy at the rear of a Little Neston school.
The 3.65m high canopy, 11m wide, will be an essential part of plans for the development of the two foundation stage classrooms at Woodfall Primary School on Woodfall Lane, according to a report.
During lessons, it will provide all-weather access for up to 60 four and five-year-olds while other children at the school will be able to use it at break and lunch times.
The canopy will also provide shelter from the weather for parents waiting at the end of the day.
The school says it will let plenty of light through and harmful UV rays will be filtered out.
No comments were put forward by Neston Town Council, environmental protection officers or by neighbours.
The main issue, suggested planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council, was the effect of the canopy on the character of the detached school building on the outskirts of the village and on the surrounding area.
They pointed out the canopy would be screened from Woodfall Lane and residential properties by the school buildings and it would not have a detrimental effect on the character of the school or its surroundings.
The application was recommended for approval and the borough council agreed the canopy could have permission.