Meeting to discuss merged school plans

Sheffield MP Clive Betts.
Sheffield MP Clive Betts.
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Plans to build a new merged primary school in an inner city Sheffield suburb will be up for discussion at a public meeting to be held next Thursday.

A consultation process on merging Tinsley Juniors and Tinsley Infants came to an end earlier this month.

It is proposed that a new school should be built on Tinsley Recreation Grounds, but the plan is being opposed by some residents.

A meeting to be attended by Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts and local councillors is to be held in the Tinsley Green Centre on January 2 at 6.30pm.

Mr Betts has been seeking feedback on the proposals, and has been sending out letters to residents spelling out possible alternatives.

A new school is needed due to an increasing number of pupils in the area.

Planners believe it unwise to rebuild on the sites of the current schools due to high levels of air pollution from the nearby M1. But some residents oppose the plans to build in the park as it is one of the area’s few green spaces.