Newsletter 17 Schools
At an early stage in the proceedings, we heard stories about parents in the proposed new housing being prohibited from accessing the popular Barugh Green primary School, even if this was an unsustainable approach. We tried to involve the school but were unable to get a response. We do know that the Head has been in touch with Spawforths, though.
A similar problem could affect Gawber Primary School, noting that the housing proposed for the land between Wharfedale Road and Colster Close is scheduled as “Phase 1” by Spawforths. The enclosed extract from their documentation shows their programme intentions for the whole site. The layout is slightly different compared to the other plan you’ll have seen, but the intentions are clear. Note that “Phase 1” starts Spring 2016.
All this information has been available for a long time, but all we get in the Draft Local Plan Consultation is “Mixed Use”. the Government Inspector may have something to say about that.
This is the page for the contact form for Gawber Primary School:
Here’s the email address for Barugh Green Primary:
Here’s the Education Dept. email address:
Please contact these addressees and let us know what you get back.