HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 cc1763-4W
Mr. Thurtle

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he has considered a communication on behalf of parents and others in the area of Send, Surrey, stating that new circumstances have arisen since the proposal to provide a central Church of England senior school was approved by the local education authority and that objection is strongly taken to the site and in other ways; whether the Board of Education has yet received plans for the Board's sanction; whether an inspector will be instructed to visit the site and report; and what other action has been or will be taken?

Mr. Lindsay

The Board have received a communication from the National Education Association which indicates that local objection is being taken to "the site and situation" of the proposed senior Church of England school at Send, "and especially regarding the absence of proper provision for drainage," The Board have, in accordance with their usual practice, asked the promoters and the local education authority to give their observations on this communication and are at present awaiting a reply. Preliminary plans have been examined by the Board and final plans are, I understand, now completed; but they have not yet been forwarded to the Board. His Majesty's inspector has already inspected and reported upon the site, which was approved by the Board in August last. The Board were at that time informed on behalf of the promoters that a public sewer was expected to be available during the summer of 1940.

When final plans are submitted attention will of course be given to the question of drainage.