A PUBLIC meeting to discuss the future expansion and re-building of Greenfield Primary School will take place on Wednesday, November 16 at Boarshurst Band Club at 7.30pm.
Oldham Council want to increase capacity on the Shaw Street site from 210 places to 420 for pupils aged four to 11 with another 60 part-time nursery places. Staff numbers will increase from 35 to 70.
However, there would only be provision for 21 parking spaces plus two disabled spots.
Plans include building a new school on the current playing fields before demolishing the existing school to create new playing fields.
A council consultation took place in September for a scheme that was withdrawn earlier in the year for amendment to the proposals.
Locals have dubbed the plans ‘son of Saddleworth School’ because of concerns over increased traffic through the village, lack of parking facilities and the need for such a major overhaul.
A leaflet highlighting key issues will be distributed in the village in readiness for the latest public debate.
Councillor John McCann has previously said: “The new school is a marvellous opportunity for our children to benefit from a first class education and will enable the wonderful standards set by staff to continue in a building worthy of the 21st century.”
Local resident Mike Rooke countered: “Most residents support building a new single form entry school but not a two-storey primary school on a small playing field accessed via quiet residential and unadopted highways.”