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.