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Posted by: John Brace | 15th July 2013

Cabinet agree to progress plans to move Foxfield School from Moreton to Woodchurch following consultation

Cabinet agree to progress plans to move Foxfield School from Moreton to Woodchurch following consultation

Wirral Council’s Cabinet agreed to proceed further with the plan to relocate Foxfield School from Moreton to Woodchurch following the consultation. The proposed move would result in a newly built school at a cost of £7.5 million on a site next to Woodchurch High School. Planning officers had pointed out that the proposed site is in Wirral’s Green Belt and that special circumstances would need to be demonstrated if the new build school was to be agreed.

Julia Hassall (Director of the Children and Young People’s Department) told the Cabinet that they had met the special circumstances requirement when building Woodchurch High, but that the decision needed now to be referred to the Secretary of State. She also said that Sports England would need to be consulted as it would result in the loss of a school playing field. In order to deal with the timescales for accessing funding, Cabinet agreed to waive call-in on the decision.


Responses

  1. So much for the Olympic legacy!

    • Well it still has yet to be agreed by the Secretary of State and the Planning Committee, who knows if either will regard the loss of a playing field as sufficient to block it?

  2. Hasn’t the woodchurch estate already got a special school?

    • Which school are you referring to in Woodchurch?

      • Meadowside

  3. Meadowside


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