PLANS for a sculpture in school grounds could be given approval this week.

Durham County Council's planning committee will be recommended on Thursday to give permission for the sculpture at Greenfield Community and Arts Centre, Greenfield Comprehensive School, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

The sculpture, three blocks of Dunelm sandstone on a concrete base, will weigh 20 tonnes.

The council's head of planning, John Suckling, said: "Designed by artists David Paton and Colin Wilbourn, the sculpture represents the new ethos of Greenfield School and Arts Centre and new houses and the community. The sculpture would be an attractive and interesting feature that would relate satisfactorily to the existing school."