Thursday, 9 December 2010

No decision on Blind School proposals

Yesterday the Planning Committee considered the proposals to expand the Royal Blind School as I indicated earlier this month.

After the presentation of the details the Committee decided to undergo a site visit before taking a decision.

You would be forgiven for being confused about that if you had read the article in today's Evening News which reads as follows:
Blind school for expansion
Ambitious plans for a multi-million pound expansion of the city's Royal Blind School have been given the green light.

The application - which came before councillors yesterday - was for the first stage of the five year development, which will begin in 2012 at the earliest. . . 

The Evening News report is wrong.  No decision has been made.

However, whilst the application for planning permission is still very much in play, the Blind School has put on hold their appeal to raise funds for the development, pending the result of a Scottish Government review of education for children with complex needs.  You can find more details of that story. . . in the Evening News earlier this month.

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