The Star in Sheffield is reporting that a schoolboy spoke out against objections to plans to build a super-school on a Sheffield park – but councillors still backed it…
Thirteen-year-old Adil Mohammed was one of three people who spoke against the plans to refurbish and extend a centre on Tinsley Recreation Ground to create a new school for 700 pupils.
The Brinsworth School pupil was allowed the afternoon off school to speak at yesterday’s meeting of Sheffield Council’s planning and highways committee.
He said: “This proposal has angered many local residents who feel the council has not listened to their concerns.
“At a time when other green spaces in the city have been protected, it appears Tinsley residents will have to lose part of their only public green space forever.”
He also asked for the existing youth centre to be expanded to compensate.
After a lengthy debate, councillors agreed on balance to approve the plan and a separate application to knock down the existing Tinsley Junior School on Bawtry Road and use that site as public open space…
Well done to Adil for having his say.