Route 39, North Devon free school
Posted: 12 May, 2014
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With less than 60 pupils across Years 7 and 8 since opening in September 2013 the Route 39 organisers are still pressing for planning permission for a 11-18 school of 700 places in an area of outstanding natural beauty with over 1000 places still available across the 4 existing secondary schools. The planning application is likely to be heard in early June by Torridge District Council planning committee, but only environmental reasons are admissible. Given the news about Free Schools nationally this week, it seems illogical in the extreme. Any advice and support in trying to prevent this waste of public money welcome, as we prepare our opposition case.