Cllr Ian Manning has submitted the following comments to today's CYP committee:
This decision should, I believe, be a no-brainer for the committee, despite the layers of obfuscation that have been piled onto it. It is in fact the first of multiple decisions to be made about expanding places, as the figures show clearly that demand is to rise across the whole north area. This is reflected in the recommendations in the rest of the paper, and specifically d).Regardless of what is happening in the wider area, I need to be clear though that committee should approve Chesterton's expansion today. Demand from areas for which is is the natural school is not being met currently, and would be by an expanded Chesterton. That Chesterton, which was first approached by The County Council about expanding in 2013, should still be waiting for a decision should be embarrassing for us all.Please approve item 4 as a whole and 4c in particular.