Being a techie, I watched the live webcast of the Devon County Council (DCC) Cabinet on Wednesday morning – and was delighted that they approved the release of funds to purchase land at Exeter Gate to enable a new primary school to be built. Or, more accurately, to enable the Junior School to be relocated and expanded into a ‘through’ primary school, with both infant and junior provision.
What concerns me is that the whole process isn’t yet a done deal. The purchase needs to be completed by the end of November to ensure that the school is actually built.
I think DCC have been disturbingly slow on the uptake, and the landowner’s agents have been somewhat greedy – a couple of acres on the edge of South Molton is worth nothing like the same area in Exeter.