Rowdeford School has submitted a planning application for an outdoor learning centre.

The school wants to renovate a derelict former kennels building in the grounds of the school based off the A342 outside Rowde.

In the planning application its agents said: “The development of the project is an inspirational development aiming to become a benchmark for outdoor education within special needs. The project has wide support including initial grant funding from a major charity.

“The intention is to use both the construction process and wider project to engage with the local community as well as with other schools and organisations.”

Rowdeford School is a special needs school for children with complex needs and autism. It caters for 130 pupils.