Headteacher hopes for a greener school

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

AN ECO-FRIENDLY school is hoping to add another green scheme to its list.

AN ECO-FRIENDLY school is hoping to add another green scheme to its list.

St Joseph's Primary and Nursery School in Burnham is awaiting a decision from Sedgemoor District Council on whether it can install solar panels.

If successful two rows of 12 Sanyo panels will be placed on the south face of the Oxford Street venue's pitched roof.

The panels will be black and the planning application said they 'will not be particularly noticeable from any public roads or spaces'.

Last year energy condensing boilers were fitted in the school and headteacher Simon Kingwell said he feels confident the new plans will get the go-ahead.

He said: "We were lucky enough to get a grant from the Government's Low Carbon Buildings Programme so we are hopeful this will be approved."

A decision is expected at the end of the month.

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