Basildon primary school and nursery plan approved
By Peter Walker and Piers Meyler
BBC News and Local Democracy Reporting Service
Plans for a new primary school and nursery have been given the go-ahead by councillors in Essex.
The school and integrated nursery at the Dry Street housing development in Basildon would have 476 places.
The development and regulation committee at Conservative-run Essex County Council granted planning permission.
A Tory councillor however raised concerns that sufficient parking provision was not planned.
"This is definitely something that is needed but I feel that we are not learning the mistakes of the past with this application because parents need to drop off their children," said Luke Mackenzie.