Over thirty Heathfield campaigners and parents braved the Winter weather to protest at the failure of Richmond Council to listen to Resident's concerns.
Heathfield Campaign team member Jan Kilsby said:
“We are very concerned ,there has been no consultation with residents, there has been no impact consultation and only 20% of our children in will be able to study at the school. There are no assurances that Heathfield children will have any priority rights for the school places"
"Heathfield is always the forgotten part of the Borough. The proposed site for the school is on Metropolitan open land, which was meant to be protected green space."
Heathfield Campaign team member Ranjeev Walia commented:
“Heathfield residents are frustrated by the Turing House School plans that are being driven through without proper consultation by the Tory council. They are particularly concerned that the proposals will lead to more traffic congestion and pollution, which will contribute to rising asthma levels.
Heathfield Campaign team member Sergio Cortes Allsopp said the Labour Party would keep fighting the Tory plans.
“These proposals affect the whole of the Borough’s children. Under Conservative school policies anybody can propose opening a free school, even when they have no site available, we do need more school places across the Borough, but we believe, after talking to residents, the proposed site in Heathfield is not the right location.”