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Dumfries learning centre final plans tabled

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Final plans have been tabled for the development of a specialist educational centre in Dumfries.

It is a key element in a multi-million pound schools modernisation programme in the town.

The proposals submitted for planning consent are to be the focus of a public exhibition at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.

The building - to be known as the Bridge - is earmarked to be built within the King George V sports complex off the Glasgow Road.

The centre is part of the £66m first phase of the Dumfries learning town project which also includes the development of a new north west schools campus and the re-development of St Joseph's College.

The Bridge will offer specialist higher academic and vocational studies and will incorporate a support service for pupils with behavioural issues.

It will also provide learning opportunities for the wider community.

The plans put forward seeking approval for the Bridge will be on public display at the Dumfries Ice Bowl from 10:00 until 20:00 on Tuesday.

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