Norwich free school plans given the go-ahead
Proposals to turn a former Norwich city centre office building into one of the country's first ever Free Schools have been given the green light.
Members of Norwich City Council's planning applications committee today granted planning permission for the school in Surrey Street.
Green councillors on the committee had called for the scheme to be rejected, citing concerns over traffic generation and the risk of accidents involving buses at the nearby bus station.
But their call for rejection failed and the proposal was approved, with five councillors voting in favour and three abstentions.
Tania Sidney-Roberts, who is behind the plans for the school, said it would cater for 168 primary pupils and would make a 'valuable contribution to the city of Norwich'.
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