(Report by Mr P Leeson, Corporate Director for Education, Learning and Skills)
(Mr K Shovelton, Director of Education Planning and Access and Mrs M White, Area Education Officer- East Kent, were present for this item)
1. The Cabinet Committee considered a report that advised on the public consultation on the proposed expansion of Ospringe CE (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, Faversham.
2. Mr Shovelton and Mrs White noted the comments and responded to questions which included the following:
a) In response to a question, Mr Shovelton advised that all Kent schools had a School Travel Plan to ensure the safety of children arriving at, and leaving, their school this would be revised in liaison with Highways and taking into consideration the views of the local residents. The public would also have the opportunity to raise concerns regarding highways issues and the impact on their community through the consultation for planning consent of new school buildings.
3. RESOLVED that:-
a) the responses to comments and questions by Members be noted; and
b) the Education Cabinet Committee endorses the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Education, Learning and Skills to expand Ospringe Primary School, Faversham by issuing a public notice to expand the school.