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Parking fears as school plans new extension

Parking problems outside Spalding Primary School.
The red car in forground is illegally parked  - front wheel inside yellow bay and on pavement. There were no angry residents.
Photo: SG110512-247TW. ENGANL00120121105171353

Parking problems outside Spalding Primary School. The red car in forground is illegally parked - front wheel inside yellow bay and on pavement. There were no angry residents. Photo: SG110512-247TW. ENGANL00120121105171353

Residents living near Spalding Primary School are being invited to view plans for two new classrooms amidst concerns about “anti-social behaviour” from parents parking outside.

The plans will be on show at the school in Woolram Wygate on Monday from 3.30pm to 7pm.

Coun Angela Newton and representatives from Lincolnshire County Council will be on hand to answer any questions about the proposed extension, which would accommodate all pupils within the main building and replace two mobile classrooms.

Chairman of South Holland’s planning committee Coun Roger Gambba-Jones has already lodged his concerns about the plan on the council website.

He said: “A steady increase in the use of this school since it was originally built, combined with a now geographically large catchment area, has led to an unacceptable increase in the use of the private car by parents when accessing this school.

“A noticeable increase is on street parking by staff has also occurred, noticeably impeding the flow of traffic along Woolram Wygate.

“LCC has stated previously that the anti-social behaviour displayed by these car driving parents is no worse around this school site than at many others.

“As such the only hope of seeing this intolerable situation reduced is if the current pupil numbers are reduced.

“Residents will strongly and justifiably object to this application.”

Lincolnshire County Council has stressed there is no intention to increase pupil numbers at the school.

Plans to increase numbers there by 210 pupils were refused in favour of the new Wygate Park Academy being built on Witham Road, which has its first intake in September.

Matthew Clayton, school organisation planning manager, said: “It is proposed that the remaining two temporary classrooms will be removed once the current ‘bulge years’ that are already on roll at the school have passed through to secondary school.”

Anyone who cannot attend the meeting can call Coun Newton on 07939559764 or email her at CllrA.newton@lincolnshire.gov.uk

 

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