To consider a report from the Executive Director – People (Deputy Chief Executive) (copy enclosed)
Members considered a report by the Executive Director – People which informed the Cabinet of the outcome of the representation period triggered by the publication of notices for the potential expansion of Thursby Primary School. It was noted that the representation period opened on 11 January 2019 and closed on 8 February 2019.
On presenting the report the Leader referred to responses received to the public consultation, which took place between 8 October and 16 November 2018. There were 17 responses (mostly returned by the school) during the consultation period of which 70% were in favour of the proposal. Many responses raised issues over the potential increased traffic and parking problems around school start and finish times. This point was identified in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and traffic surveys and a review of Thursby School Travel Plan was being undertaken as part of the planning application.
RESOLVED, to implement proposals for the expansion of Thursby Primary School.