Families fight to save land for school they say they were promised
Families living on a new housing development in Northamptonshire are fighting plans to build homes on a site they say was saved for a new school.
Middlemoor residents now want to open a free school on the land, but Daventry District Council want to build residential properties there to generate income.
The residents are opposed to plans by the local council to build 45 homes on the land, after it was decided a school was no longer needed.
Daventry's Middlemoor estate already has a strong sense of community, residents hoped that would only get stronger when a school, promised as part of the original plans, was finally built, but that is yet to happen.
The parcel of land set aside, is now the subject of a planning application for 45 new homes.
The local education authority says there's already sufficient capacity at the town's other schools and that a new school being built on a neighbouring development will cater for future demands.
Middlemoor residents now want to open a Free School on the land, but Daventry District Council want to build residential properties there to generate income.
Councillors will debate the planning application this evening.