I WOULD like to join the debate on the proposed new school for Laneshaw Bridge, and have researched references to it. I found these quotes in the school’s own travel plan, dating from 2006:
“There is a real problem with parked cars. The school is located on a village road with houses on both sides. Once past the school the lane narrows with poor visibility and there are no footpaths.”
“Emmott Lane is a 30 m.p.h. area but cars more often travel much too quickly and it is used by large vehicles and as a ‘rat run’ by people going to work.”
“80% of children live at least two miles away from school.”
“There is a public bus service to the village, though this is only once per hour and unsuitable for school times.”
“12% of pupils walk to school.”
“88% pf pupils travel to school by car.”
The school looks to be hoist by its own petard to me! Good luck to the residents opposed to the development.