City council planning officers are supporting the application to build The Swan School in Marston, it can now be revealed.
Their recommendation that the school be built comes ahead of the meeting this Wednesday (September 5th) when councillors will decide whether to officially give the proposal the green light.
It means that experts at the city council, county council, Environment Agency and Natural England are now all supportive of the plans.
This does not mean that the elected councillors will definitely back the application this week, but it is a significant boost to our hopes of tackling the shortage of secondary school places in the city in time for next September’s expected surge in pupil numbers.
The news is covered in a story in the Oxford Mail, which can be read here.
As you will see in the story, parish councillors in the area are describing the school’s proposed travel arrangements as an “accident waiting to happen”. You will also see in the story that this not the view of the traffic experts at the county council.
This Wednesday’s planning meeting takes place in The Old Library at the Town Hall at 6pm.