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ESC to hold an additional public drop-in to discuss site development plans

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Tuesday 14 January 2020

An additional public drop-in session is being held by the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture to give islanders the chance to review plans for the two college sites prior to the deadline for submissions to the planning application.

Senior staff, both educationalists and officers leading on infrastructure changes, plus Committee Members will attend to answer any questions.

The drop-in will be held at Beau Sejour between 4pm-8pm on Monday 20th January.

Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said:

"We previously held drop-ins at the two sites after submitting our planning application for their redevelopment. Given the deadline for submissions is approaching we wanted to give members of the public another opportunity to come and view the plans, and importantly have the chance to speak to the educationalists who will be running the colleges, senior officers responsible for delivering the infrastructure changes needed, and members of the Committee."

Separately, the Office of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture received an invitation from the St Sampson's Douzaine to send representatives to a meeting it is hosting tomorrow night (Wednesday 15th January) to discuss matters relating to the planning application for the extensions to St Sampson's High School which are necessary to create Victor Hugo College.

Deputy Fallaize said:

"When the invitation was brought to my attention I asked the Education Office to clarify with the organisers of this meeting what issues they wished to be covered. The St Sampson's Constable very kindly made it clear that the meeting was not to discuss policy issues about the structure of education, which were settled by the States in 2018 and 2019, but rather was to discuss infrastructure and in particular transport issues related to what will become Victor Hugo College. The invitation was to relevant officers to attend the meeting to provide a short presentation and answer questions and this was readily agreed. I hope the meeting is useful in assisting the St Sampson's Douzaine in framing any submission it wishes to make to our planning application. We are looking forward to further discussions with the douzaines of all parishes as we plan for these changes to education, which are now under way and will be complete in the next few years."

 

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