PROPOSALS to build a new early years and childcare facility at a Buckley school have been submitted.

A planning application received by Flintshire Council proposes the scheme at Westwood Community Primary School in Padeswood Road North.

Design and access documents submitted with the scheme explain: "Flintshire County Council Early Years and Family Support Service wish to facilitate and support the co-location of the Foundation Phase and childcare provision to create a wraparound childcare facility at Westwood Primary School, with a view to increase the number of pupils opting to enrol in nursery at the school in future years.

"The new building is to create an indoor and outdoor environment for children aged two to three, children of other age groups, parents, staff and other users which will be calm, uplifting, safe and attractive but will also be good value for money for the lifetime of the building. "The overall concept is a single storey unit with a shallow roof sloping down. "The building form is subtle in order to compliment the context and school buildings."

It adds the proposed development will "create a positive contribution to the existing site."