TULLIBODY residents have been given a first glimpse of what the new shared primary school campus will look like when completed.

The application for planning permission to demolish the existing Abercromby Primary School and build a community campus was officially lodged earlier this month.

Proposals were submitted by Keppie Design on behalf of the design team working for Clackmannanshire Council, with a number of drawings of a modern bustling facility included.

The local authority's vision for the Tullibody South Campus is to bring Abercromby Primary School, St Bernadette's Roman Catholic Primary School and a new nursery facility together on the one site. The campus would also be let to the community for various activities both during and after school hours.

A design and access statement, which was submitted with the application, said the current facilities at both of the participating schools are outdated and stressed a new building is the most cost effective solution.

Both of the primary schools are considered Category B facilities but would require significant investment in repairs over the next few years to maintain that status and prevent them from dropping to Category C.

The report read: "The creation of a Tullibody South Campus offers the opportunity to bring together school and community facilities, allowing the Council to minimise operating costs while creating modern leisure facilities and spaces for community use.

"A locality hub will be better integrated and able to meet the needs of the community, while remaining sustainable and affordable."

The application, validated on Tuesday, November 14, is awaiting decision and open for neighbour consultation until Wednesday, December 6.