ACOUSTIC fences could be installed at a secondary school to ease the levels of noise on neighbouring residents.

The Secretary of State for Education has submitted a planning application to South Bucks District Council (SBDC) for the installation of the barriers at Khalsa Secondary Academy in Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges.

The noise-cancelling fences would be placed on the east and west of the Pioneer House site and will be 2.5m tall, offering a noise reduction of 10 decibels.

The application is part of a section 106 agreement which meant the application had to be submitted within a month of the school being granted approval to stay at the site.

A three-year saga came to an end in July after the school was allowed to remain following a challenge in the High Court, after the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government granted the Sikh-faith school permission to continue at the site after it was given temporary permission by the government in 2013.

SBDC refused planning permission, which was supported by a planning inspector, but the Secretary of State overruled that decision on appeal twice - the first time the secretary reversed his own decision before it was redetermined.

Stoke Poges Parish Council also fought the decision, challenging in court alongside SBDC.

A decision is due to be made by the SBDC planning committee next month.