School needs

School needs

School needs

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CAN I just point out that while the councils and various political parties fight over whether to allow more houses to be built on green belt areas, no one is thinking of schools.

Will somebody with some gumption look at where the children who are going to be living in these houses will go to school.

More and more building is going on in and around Huntington and the local infant schools are at saturation point.

My granddaughter moved to New Earswick more than a year ago.

Her four-year-old got a place in reception class, but the six-year-old is still having to go to Yearsley Grove and there is no prospect of him moving in the near future.

Stand back councillors and look at all the needs that go with more housing in an area.

Mrs M Dale, Highthorn Road, York.

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2:16am Sun 2 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

developers can't get as much money if they build a school on land that could otherwise be occupied by at least 12 houses though.... if the Whinthorpe development went ahead, I would like to think it went ahead as a town in its own right - complete with a shopping parade, dentist/doctors surgeries, primary and secondary schools, a supermarket, and a library.... without those, such a development will have a devastating effect on the already-congested Fulford Road, as people will have to drive to get to any amenities - if Sainsbury's went ahead on Hull Road then a tramway could be built to go past the store on its way to the city... but a community is only built when it has amenities, otherwise it is just a collection of houses where people keep themselves to themselves - every morning getting in their cars and following each other as they commute to Leeds.
developers can't get as much money if they build a school on land that could otherwise be occupied by at least 12 houses though.... if the Whinthorpe development went ahead, I would like to think it went ahead as a town in its own right - complete with a shopping parade, dentist/doctors surgeries, primary and secondary schools, a supermarket, and a library.... without those, such a development will have a devastating effect on the already-congested Fulford Road, as people will have to drive to get to any amenities - if Sainsbury's went ahead on Hull Road then a tramway could be built to go past the store on its way to the city... but a community is only built when it has amenities, otherwise it is just a collection of houses where people keep themselves to themselves - every morning getting in their cars and following each other as they commute to Leeds. Magicman!
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