Consultation extended on school places plan in Sheffield

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A consultation over controversial proposals to meet demand for school places in Sheffield is being extended after hundreds took part.

Plans from Sheffield Council include building two new secondary schools in the south west and north east as well as extending a number of primary schools.

During consultation a number of further options were put forward about the location of the school in the south west, including a suggestion to build it on the Bannerdale Centre site.

But parents were not happy with the council’s suggestion of a thorough 3-18 school there and called for the consultation to be extended after protesting at the town hall.

They have concerns about the impact on traffic and pollution. Mike Hodson, from Carter Knowle and Millhouses Community Group, also said the council had been trying to ‘rush the consultation’ and it should be extended to allow people to work through all the complex options.

The council has now extended the deadline for comments to Friday, November 27.

Extra workshops will also be held at Silverdale School on November 18 and 24, from 6-7.30pm and Vestry Hall, Burngreave on November 19 and 26, from 6.30pm-8pm.