THE planning application for a new school at a 2,000-home development near Winchester could be submitted in the next month.

Details of the 420-place primary school at Barton Farm were on show at a public drop-in session.

It will include five teaching blocks, a hall, sports pitch and playing field, teachers’ facility, staff car park, hard and soft play areas, as well as photovoltaic panels on the roof as part of a renewable energy source.

Hampshire County Council officers and representatives from the University of Winchester, which is sponsoring the academy, discussed the proposals.

A virtual “Minecraft” projection on a screen showed how the school would look from different angles.

Martin Hallum, a design manager in the county council’s property services department, said it was hoped that plans would be submitted in the next two to four weeks, depending on the responses received from the drop-in session.

He added: “We are working with Cala Homes (Barton Farm developer) very hard to make sure this school supports the development, but also that the development supports the school.”

The two-form entry academy is due to be completed for the September 2017 academic year.