Saddleworth School Judicial review- Lib Dem joint statement

The Judicial Review by Mr. Justice Kerr has upheld only 1 of the 9 objections put forwards by the objectors group with the other 8 being decisively dismissed.

This means that the application will have to go back to the Oldham Council Planning Committee so due consideration of other sites issue to be included in the process.

No doubt many parents, grandparents and pupils will be so disappointed at the further delay in providing a new school building for Saddleworth suitable for 21st century education yet they still reside in crumbling accommodation reaching the end of its life

Indeed other schools funded in this programme are now built, occupied and providing the facilities we want for our young people

Cllr Garth Harkness, Liberal Democrat, Saddleworth North, Oldham Council

Cllr Derek Heffernan, Liberal Democrat, Saddleworth North, Oldham Council

Cllr Alan Belmore, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Saddleworth Parish Council

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