PLANS to build a new teaching block at one of Colchester's top performing schools have been withdrawn.

Colchester County High School for Girls, in Norman Way, submitted the proposals to Colchester Council earlier this year.

However, the plans have since been withdrawn.

They outlined the construction of a single three-storey classroom block and canopy.

Plans said the new block would be constructed of “brickwork and cedar panelling, aluminium windows and with a flat roof”.

The proposed floor plan shows the site would hold three classrooms, a store and plant room, with space also set out for an office, lobby, toilets and cleaners’ cupboard.

The canopy would have been situated behind the new building.

A decision was due to be made on Friday, however, the Colchester Council planning portal now says plans have been withdrawn, although it is unknown why.

It would not have been the first development to take place at the site in recent years.

In 2020, an entire teaching block was also created to provide a new expanded library and three art studios, including a dedicated sixth form studio space.

Colchester County High School for Girls has been contacted for comment.