Lack of School Places Due to 'Sloppy Planning' - Claim

A NEWLY-BUILT school is already proving too small for an estate, it has been claimed. Round Diamond School in Great Ashby has told parents living in Serpentine Close, Thirlmere and Windermere Close that it will not be able to accept their children next ye

A NEWLY-BUILT school is already proving too small for an estate, it has been claimed.

Round Diamond School in Great Ashby has told parents living in Serpentine Close, Thirlmere and Windermere Close that it will not be able to accept their children next year, according to the Liberal Democrats.

And Ian Simpson, Lib Dem campaigner for North Herts Rural, says he has been told there is no way of increasing the size of the school.

Mr Simpson said: "This is completely unacceptable and an example of sloppy planning. The school should have been built to allow for future expansion as the estate grew."

He added: "There is an understandable feeling on the estate that not enough is being done to cater for their needs and that huge holes are being left in the services provided."

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