TWO former Lancashire County Council social services buildings are set to be demolished as part of plans to expand a high school in Burnley.

The council has submitted an application to raze the former Easden Clough Centre on Morse Street and another building to make way for a two-storey building to provide additional teaching facilities for Unity College.

In January, the cabinet at county hall approved the permanent expansion of 30 pupil places each year from September 2021 at Unity College.

It means that an extra 150 places at the school will be created in total within five years.

Speaking at the time of the meeting, County Cllr Phillippa Williamson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “We are constantly reviewing changing demographic factors to make sure that we have the right number of school places throughout the county, and we knew that there was a need for some additional secondary places in this part of the county.

“Unity College will provide the extra places that are needed permanently.”

If the demolition is approved then work would be carried out by D&D (NW) Ltd and the project would take between six and eight weeks. Works would take place 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.