Comments needed on school places in Rutland

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RESEARCH is being conducted into how many school places will be needed in Rutland over the next 15 years.

In June Rutland County Council predicted that primary and secondary school places could run out in the county by 2016 due to the increase in population expected through the development of 1,100 homes in Oakham North.

Since then a further 96 homes have been granted planning permission by the independent planning inspector in Uppingham Road, Oakham.

The council is now asking parents and pupils for their input.

Coun Gale Waller (Lib Dem) is leading a task and finish group that will carry out an investigation into what will be needed in the future.

She said: “We know the population of Rutland will change in the next 20 years and we need to understand the impact of that change on education.”

To comment on the issue contact Gale Waller at gwaller@rutland.gcsx.gov.uk or write to her at Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6RG.