Heathfield Labour candidate Ranjeev Walia is taking the Turing House School Campaign to Richmond Council this week.
He has a Public question listed at the beginning of the Council meeting on Tuesday night. Ranjeev has given notice to ask the Conservative Cabinet Member for Planning and Strategic Development:
"What planning considerations stopped the EFA from using other sites in the borough to build Turing House School? "
“Heathfield residents are frustrated by the Turing House School plans that are being driven through by the Tory Council without proper consultation.
"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 a protected green space."
“These proposals affect everyone. 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.”
"The residents feel bullied into this decision.We believe that the potential impact of Turing House School on Heathfield residents has not been properly examined by the Council ."