Inspectors retire to consider IPACA decision

Inspectors retire to consider IPACA decision

Inspectors retire to consider IPACA decision

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INSPECTORS have retired to consider whether a £14m school’s main campus should be built at Southwell Business Park on Portland.

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy is appealing a decision by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s planning committee which refused permission for the development at Southwell Business Park.

Matthew Reed, representing IPACA, and Stephen Morgan, representing the borough council, both delivered their closing statements at the inquiry yesterday. A date will be confirmed next week for the announcement of a decision.

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11:08am Sat 22 Mar 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

This cannot possible be pushed through...There is overwhelming objection to it. To pass it now will just be a huge travesty. I am not expecting the Correct decision here... because money talks.... PROVE ME WRONG!
This cannot possible be pushed through...There is overwhelming objection to it. To pass it now will just be a huge travesty. I am not expecting the Correct decision here... because money talks.... PROVE ME WRONG! PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 8

11:33am Sat 22 Mar 14

southwellman says...

So if the population of the island are opposed to this then why do we think it will be pushed through? I dare say because we no longer live in a democratic society and those with bigger bank accounts always win!
So if the population of the island are opposed to this then why do we think it will be pushed through? I dare say because we no longer live in a democratic society and those with bigger bank accounts always win! southwellman
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

Is it me? but I thought IPACAs were like sheep but with longer necks?
Is it me? but I thought IPACAs were like sheep but with longer necks? Tinker2
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Sat 22 Mar 14

weymouthfox says...

This is where David cameron's Big Society falls apart. Local opinion has no place in decisions such as this, a financial gamble on how many houses acn be fitted into the Royal Manor School site once they have been shunted off to Southwell.
This is where David cameron's Big Society falls apart. Local opinion has no place in decisions such as this, a financial gamble on how many houses acn be fitted into the Royal Manor School site once they have been shunted off to Southwell. weymouthfox
  • Score: 6

9:09am Sun 23 Mar 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

southwellman wrote:
So if the population of the island are opposed to this then why do we think it will be pushed through? I dare say because we no longer live in a democratic society and those with bigger bank accounts always win!
Absolutely right! Despite public objection...Officers field was built upon...THE ONLY FLAT PIECE OF GROUND left in Underhill. Quarries firms using ancient permissions that were granted many years ago to extract minerals. The filling of old footpaths without feeling the need to put in a planning application that has yet STILL not been resolved... It seems that every tiny piece of land here on Portland...is being sold off to developers. If you take a look at the WPCBC Plan for possible sites for housing... even blocks of Garages were earmarked for demolition to stick a few houses up...Grass verges too! it goes on and on...

I still maintain that the IPACA'S raison Detre' from the outset is to move down to Southwell. It their only and Full priority. WHY? Well, it certainly is NOT for the children, who will become the proverbial 'Laboratory Rats' for the master plan of a new Portland Order. As a bit of a conspiracy theorist when it comes to Portland and the over development of a small Isle that simply cannot cope with more malignant growth.

I believe the reason for this whole move, is to vacate the current site as soon as possible, so that it can be sold to the highest bidder for housing, along with the playing fields associated with it. And further more...With my conspiracy head on again... Did Tesco know about the move? Hundreds and hundreds of more housing that need groceries all within a short distance?

Has it ALWAYS been a Done Deal?...right from the outset and we are just going through a huge polished theatre production were it looks like democracy works with PTC and WPBC both not granting permission for the move only for the appeal to maybe 'Not go through' and then Michael Gove will then make the ultimate decision to let IPACA go ahead with the move as it is HIS final word on the matter? THIS IS DEMOCRACY?

Like I say...this is only my opinion of the whole affair. may alarm bells were sent into a frenzy due to IPACA...in their wisdom....when posting information and articles in newsletters and the local and national press...it was always.. "WHEN WE move to our new premises" "WHEN WE are in Southwell" "WHEN our new state of the art facilities ARE built" etc.

When they infer.."THIS is what your children must have" "We know what your Children need" it is just the very thing that you do NOT say to parents.... They got my back-up from the outset with all this decided upon by School teachers and Governors.

And finally (Sorry to go on) IPACA has recently celebrated the highest grade results ever. This is to be congratulated of course. It seems the growing trend is for higher levels of achievement to continue...which is a credit to the pupils and to the teaching staff.... if this IS a trend...then remember, IT IS HAPPENING AT AN OLD SCHOOL WHICH WE ARE TOLD IS 'NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE'... Well IPACA....your success here, proves to the contrary!

I await the final decision with an air of...'I told you so'.... I just hope, for Our children's sake that I am totally and utterly wrong in my assumptions and theories.
[quote][p][bold]southwellman[/bold] wrote: So if the population of the island are opposed to this then why do we think it will be pushed through? I dare say because we no longer live in a democratic society and those with bigger bank accounts always win![/p][/quote]Absolutely right! Despite public objection...Officers field was built upon...THE ONLY FLAT PIECE OF GROUND left in Underhill. Quarries firms using ancient permissions that were granted many years ago to extract minerals. The filling of old footpaths without feeling the need to put in a planning application that has yet STILL not been resolved... It seems that every tiny piece of land here on Portland...is being sold off to developers. If you take a look at the WPCBC Plan for possible sites for housing... even blocks of Garages were earmarked for demolition to stick a few houses up...Grass verges too! it goes on and on... I still maintain that the IPACA'S raison Detre' from the outset is to move down to Southwell. It their only and Full priority. WHY? Well, it certainly is NOT for the children, who will become the proverbial 'Laboratory Rats' for the master plan of a new Portland Order. As a bit of a conspiracy theorist when it comes to Portland and the over development of a small Isle that simply cannot cope with more malignant growth. I believe the reason for this whole move, is to vacate the current site as soon as possible, so that it can be sold to the highest bidder for housing, along with the playing fields associated with it. And further more...With my conspiracy head on again... Did Tesco know about the move? Hundreds and hundreds of more housing that need groceries all within a short distance? Has it ALWAYS been a Done Deal?...right from the outset and we are just going through a huge polished theatre production were it looks like democracy works with PTC and WPBC both not granting permission for the move only for the appeal to maybe 'Not go through' and then Michael Gove will then make the ultimate decision to let IPACA go ahead with the move as it is HIS final word on the matter? THIS IS DEMOCRACY? Like I say...this is only my opinion of the whole affair. may alarm bells were sent into a frenzy due to IPACA...in their wisdom....when posting information and articles in newsletters and the local and national press...it was always.. "WHEN WE move to our new premises" "WHEN WE are in Southwell" "WHEN our new state of the art facilities ARE built" etc. When they infer.."THIS is what your children must have" "We know what your Children need" it is just the very thing that you do NOT say to parents.... They got my back-up from the outset with all this decided upon by School teachers and Governors. And finally (Sorry to go on) IPACA has recently celebrated the highest grade results ever. This is to be congratulated of course. It seems the growing trend is for higher levels of achievement to continue...which is a credit to the pupils and to the teaching staff.... if this IS a trend...then remember, IT IS HAPPENING AT AN OLD SCHOOL WHICH WE ARE TOLD IS 'NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE'... Well IPACA....your success here, proves to the contrary! I await the final decision with an air of...'I told you so'.... I just hope, for Our children's sake that I am totally and utterly wrong in my assumptions and theories. PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 11

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