PLANS to expand a primary school in Trafford have been given the green light by the council.

Trafford Council itself applied to extend Firs Primary School in Sale, with a new nursery and two-storey classroom block.

A larger dining hall and new car park off Firs Road is also planned.

Council officers recommended that the application is granted and on Thursday planning committee members voted unanimously to approve the application.

The application was called in to the committee because it received more than six objections from residents and businesses.

Residents are mostly concerned about the level of traffic in the area.

One said: "Now that the school has returned to normal usage, I have noticed that the traffic caused when parents drop off/pick up their children is as bad, if not worse, that I can remember it to be.

"I notice that the traffic assessment report was taken on a sunny afternoon in June, during the pandemic, when many children would not be in school.

"I realise that the council is not going to reject these proposed changes, but can the traffic situation be looked at seriously?"

Despite this, the planning committee all voted to go along with council officers’ recommendations and grant the application.