Wiltshire

Swindon Croft School approval review calls

Calls have being made for an independent review of the process which led to planning approval being granted for a new school in Swindon.

The Croft School in Old Town was approved by the borough council after a long campaign against the plans.

The motion to call for an independent review is due to go before Swindon borough councillors on Wednesday night.

The 420-place school is expected to open in phases, beginning in September 2012.

Its opponents say traffic jams will ensue as access is down the narrow Marlborough Lane.

The planning conditions include a promise to set aside £500,000 to deal with traffic access concerns.

Those against the plans also questioned the need for a school there and the places it would provide.

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