Ian Hampton writes: I received a letter yesterday re consultation on Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the Bramcote School via my son at Bramcote Hills Primary. The letter gives very little detail (hardly any at all) but has a response to the consultation form attached!
I presumed there was more to the consultation online and prepared myself for a long read of a consultation document.
Unfortunately it is the same letter on the school website with the same form. http://thebramcote.school/index.php/information/news/107-the-bramcote-school-move-have-your-say
As a consultation proposal it leaves much to the imagination. There is no detail on what will happen to the Bramcote Park site other than a vague notion of a sale, nor clear assurances that there is currently enough space to accommodate the students at the Bramcote College building. Worryingly there is no mention of the increased traffic on Moor Lane at the Dean’s Croft/Moor Lane/Main School entrance pinch point that will result from the move to the college campus, together with even more cars parked and the subsequent endangerment of children crossing the street in that vicinity, which is already difficult. Even now, Moor Lane is vulnerable to gridlock, it will only take a small increase in traffic/parked cars to make that a common occurrence.
I had a quick trawl of the Bramcote Today website and Facebook page and couldn’t track down mention of this, so if I haven’t missed your publicising of this document/consultation then I am bringing it to your attention. If you have already made people aware of it, please take my comments on board.
Editor: We know little more than you. The plan is to close Bramcote School at the end of the next school year in 2017 because the buildings are in a very poor state. Pupils will be transferred to the Bramcote College building and then Bramcote School will be demolished. The plan is to sell the site and the funds generated will be used to build a new sixth form centre on the Bramcote College site. This was reported at the last Bramcote CAT Meeting on 7 March 2016 by Paul Heery, Executive Head of the White Hills Park Federation. See the minutes of this meeting at https://bramcotetoday.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/minutes-of-meeting-7-march-2016.pdf Reference in these minutes was made to consultation although we have not been directly advised of the link you have given.
We believe that the agents Savills have been asked to look at selling the land on which the Bramcote School stands but we have no idea for what it will be sold.