Make developers build schools too

4:26pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

THERE has been a lot of correspondence in the Guardian recently regarding the various housing projects that are passing through the planning system.

Yet nowhere in this correspondence has anything been mentioned about the fact that for every house that is built, there could be an average of two children per household, if not today, maybe in the future.

But with 140 houses proposed in Davenham, 140 or so in Hartford, then 200 in Rudheath, all generating a possible 500 children, the question becomes not one of do we need these houses, but where is the supplying and service infrastructure, namely schools?

With 40 children per year, 140 houses could generate the need for a new primary school.

So why don’t Cheshire West enforce the use of the S106 ruling and simply say that developers have to build a school that serves the community that they are building, because 140 houses are not a simple development they are a community of 280 to 560 people.

Another question I would like to ask, when will the new swimming pool/leisure centre be open?

Richard Cawley Northwich


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