MP meets residents again about proposed free school site
During the meeting, discussions took place regarding the residents’ concerns, such as the safety of the road and the impact that additional traffic may have. The MP confirmed that he has written to TDC suggesting the examination of alternatives and reiterated his reservations about the Steart Farm proposal.
Concern was also expressed by the MP and by residents about the divide that is starting to appear in the local community between supporters and non-supporters of the school.
Geoffrey Cox said: “While I support the new free school and – as with all of our local schools – want it to succeed, I have made it clear to all concerned that I believe there is considerable force in the suggestion that the proposed position on the A39 is unsuitable for the extra demands of hundreds of pupils attending a new school.
“I believe that a great deal of money will need to be spent to improve the roads around the site, and that the speed of vehicles using the A39 would need to be further controlled. I have no doubt that the planning authority will closely examine these issues during the planning process.”
(from a press release)
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