The consultation period has finished re the diversion of pathway for our greenspace access. Thank you to those parents and community members who emailed the legal team with support.
There were a number of objections re the diversion and a planning pack has now gone to The Secretary of State so that a decision can be made. This can take up to ten weeks. Once a decision is made we will know how to proceed.
There are one of two outcomes as far as I am aware.
The first, is that The Secretary of State will grant permission and we go ahead with the fence and pathway. I think given the objections this may not be the case. The second outcome is that The Secretary of State will ask for a public enquiry. This will require school to employ a barrister to hear the enquiry and up to a 45 week wait for the outcome. Let us hope that it is not that long. I know so many of you have worked tirelessly for the children within our care.
Thank you and let us hope for a speedy resolution