Protest against Oldfield Primary School move

Protest against Oldfield Primary School move

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Paul Miles

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Protest against Oldfield Primary School move

Campaigners against the proposed relocation of Oldfield Primary School gathered on Bray Road this morning to demonstrate their opposition against the move.

From 8am, around 55 members of the Bray Action Group took part in an hour long protest as commuters travelled to work and parents dropped of children at the school in Chiltern Road.

Member of BRAG and co-organiser of the protest, John Kiddell, said he was pleased with the amount of people who had attended.

"The point we are trying to make is it is not the right location to have a school on this road.

"There are better sites for this school to be located."

Concerns were raised by protesters about the amount of increased traffic on Bray Road caused by the new school and the potential for accidents.

A planning application for the new building, which would be built on a new site on green belt land in Bray Road was submitted to the borough in May with a decision expected next month.

Building work would include the construction of a new primary school with recreational facilities, landscaping, parking space and new access to the site for pedestrians and cars.

The new site would cater for 420 children and aims to open in September next year.

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