COUNCILLORS will be asked to approve the demolition of Abercromby Primary School and Nursery tomorrow.

Elected members meet to discuss a planning application for the shared school campus with nursery and community hub in Tullibody, which was submitted towards the end of last year.

A paper will come before Clackmannanshire Council's Planning Committee which recommends approval subject to a number of conditions.

The local authority's vision for the Tullibody South Campus is to bring two schools and a new nursery facility together on the one site.

Furthermore, the campus would also be let to the community for various activities both during and after school hours.

A report, submitted ahead of the meeting, outlines: "The proposal is to replace the existing school and nursery with a campus which would bring together both Abercromby Primary School, the nearby St Bernadettes RC Primary School and a new shared nursery facility within a new building with improved outdoor learning facilities.

"The campus would also provide community facilities including a public library, and has been designed to be accessible to the public during and after school hours.

"The development has been formulated following a review of the current condition of the above school facilities, their suitability for learning, the cost effectiveness of upgrading the existing or new build, the need for facilities to accommodate the planned increase in nursery care provision in 2020, and the opportunity to enhance facilities for the wider community."

Following consultation with a number of stakeholders, the project was agreed by the council in principle in 2016.