Your Lib Dem Team attended the second consultation exhibition of plans for the new primary school on the A435 by the Old Farmer’s Arms.
Current plans include widening the walkway on the school side of the A435 to accommodate walking and cycling from Homelands. On the opposite side there will be a pedestrian route connecting the Cleevelands estate (via the new housing to be built on the former allotments) to a new pedestrian crossing. Traffic calming is being planned to slow down the cars with a 20mph limit before and after school.
To help promote healthy living and help protect our environment, we are glad to see an emphasis on walking and cycling routes being laid to the new school. Whilst the proposals for the school itself are impressive, there are some concerns about access and we have been contacted by several parents who are worried about the limited drop-off options in the design. While it is County Council policy to remove provisions for taking children to school by car, the Liberal Democrats will be discussing with the Council’s project team about how we can cater for everyone.
While the initial consultation has now closed, the planning application will be published very soon and you will be able to comment on the proposals. We will keep you informed as to when this will be available.
You can view the proposals here.