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Grey matters at new school

IT is a £14 million project to create a modern school for almost 400 pupils.

But plans for a new home for Wick North Primary School have come under fire from the community council, which has criticised the "extremely depressing dark-grey" colour scheme chosen for the building's exterior.

The Royal Burgh of Wick ­Community Council instead suggested the designers behind the plans consult children on their preferred colour.

Members of Highland Council's north planning applications committee gave the proposals the go-ahead yesterday, with construction work expected to begin later this year.

A report by the area planning manager said: "The building design is modern and functional with little acknowledgement of architectural cues or materials traditionally found and used within Wick or Caithness.

"However, the building will provide a variety of modern, functional and adaptable spaces for the future of education provision ... and it will also deliver modern community facilities for the wider public. Such an investment in the area is to be welcomed."

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