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PLANS have been submitted for a swimming pool at a primary school in Basildon.

The proposals to extend Lee Chapel Primary School, in The Knares, and build a pool, changing and toilet areas were submitted to Basildon Council yesterday.

The latest application is the latest in a 10-year battle to expand.

In April, the school was handed back the keys to its former infants’ building, which was used as council offices for 20 years.

Plans to transform the offices into six classrooms, a hall, gym and pool are now under way.

The planning application for the swimming pool, submitted by DJW Architects, of Billericay, says the new facilities would create three full-time and one parttime jobs, with the pool open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm on a Saturday and from midday to 6pm on a Sunday.

The car park would also be extended. Basildon Council’s Development Control and Traffic Management Committee is expected to look at the plans this summer.