Your Green councillors believe that developing a secondary school on the Crescent Road site is important in meeting the school places crisis. However it has to be done in the best way possible and in a way that minimises the impact on local residents.
A planning application for the temporary buildings has been submitted. This is so the school can be up and running by September 2015. We agree with the general approach, but currently have a number of concerns mainly around transport and parking which we are working through with council planners.
Full details of the temporary classrooms planning application: http://planning.reading.gov.uk/fastweb_PL/detail.asp?AltRef=150381&submit1=Submit&ApplicationNumber=150381&AddressPrefix=&Postcode=
The temporary classrooms planning application is due to go to the Planning Applications Committee this week on Wednesday. The report can be found here: http://beta.reading.gov.uk/media/3183/Item-10/pdf/Item101.pdf
The Permanent school application has been received by the council and can be found here. This will go to the Planning Applications Committee later in the year:
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