POWERSTOCK – Security fencing could be added to the Grade 2 listed village school site.

Governors are asking Dorset Council to give planning consent to a metal chain link fence and timber gates around the primary school site.

The original building was constructed around 1873 but badly damaged in a fire in 2011 and then rebuilt ad extended. It has a playground to the south of the original building which is enclosed by a low stone wall and fence.

Papers with the application say that by modern standards security could be improved and that an  existing fence is dilapidated and an eyesore.

The proposed new 2-metre fence is described as high quality with a bow top, black powder coated metal with matching pedestrian and vehicle gates which will be positioned behind the existing stone wall, which will be repaired prior to the new fencing being installed.