PLANS to double the size of Grappenhall Heys Primary School are set to be approved later this week.

Councillors will meet on Wednesday to decide on a bid to increase the size of the school to cope with the huge increase in housing development in south Warrington.

The school is set to double in size from one form entry to two in order to accommodate an extra 210 pupils.

The development will cost £3million.

The work should be completed by September 2022 with council chiefs saying they have identified the school as the best option for expansion due to its location.

The money will be funded by developers, through existing 106 planning agreements.

The school will remain open during the work with more intensive building taking place during school holidays.

The documents add: "There is very little capacity in Warrington South to manage the existing increase in pupils from the current housing developments.

"The expansion is therefore due to complete in time to coincide with when the majority of houses are sold across several housing developments."

The scheme will be discussed at Wednesday's development management committee, due to take place at the Town Hall.

It has been recommended for approval.