I have today submitted formal objections to new plans by developers to build 70 houses on what was intended to be part of the playing fields for a new Ingleby Manor Free School.
I am dismayed that the Tory Government’s Education Funding Agency has done a deal with developers Satnam and Tiviot Way Investors to reduce the size of the land available for Ingleby Manor Free School – and thus its playing field provision – in order to allow for the building of 70 more houses.
This is a betrayal of local residents who have learned of this only as the application has come in and were never consulted on this change. Resident objectors in Regency Park in particular were told when the original plans were passed that, in mitigation, the school fields would be behind their houses, now they can expect houses there instead.
I understand the Trust behind the Free School are extremely disappointed too.
Whose interest is this in?
Ingleby Barwick is already creaking at the seams, the infrastructure is not there to support this, one man contacted me to say his house sale fell through because there was no junior school place on the estate for the potential purchasers’ child and I am also worried about long waiting times for GP appointments for existing residents.
My petition is still live and I hope you will sign it as our campaign to prevent building in this area pushes forward.
If you want to object to this application you will find it at 14/0562/OUT.
I look forward to joining residents at the relevant planning committee to firmly object to these latest proposals