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Protest against new school site

PUBLISHED: 10:29 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 06 July 2010

Campaigners protesting about the proposed new high school site in Lowestoft.

Campaigners protesting about the proposed new high school site in Lowestoft.

A GROUP fighting to stop plans to build a new high school in the grounds of Pakefield Middle School stepped up their protest today.

Members of ERASE - Enraged Residents Against School Expansion - carrying placards were at the pedestrian crossings either end of Bloodmoor Road, Lowestoft, to demonstrate how the increased number of pupils needing to cross the road will lead to traffic chaos.

A GROUP fighting to stop plans to build a new high school in the grounds of Pakefield Middle School stepped up their protest today.

Members of ERASE - Enraged Residents Against School Expansion - carrying placards were at the pedestrian crossings either end of Bloodmoor Road, Lowestoft, to demonstrate how the increased number of pupils needing to cross the road will lead to traffic chaos.

Suffolk County Council plan to develop a fourth secondary school in the town on the Kilbourn Road site despite strong objections from parents and local residents.

ERASE members feel the site is ideal for a primary school but that it is not appropriate for a new high school catering for 1,400 pupils along with teachers and support staff.

They feel the site will lead to dangers for pupils trying to cross the busy commuter route in and out of Lowestoft and will cause long tailbacks of traffic.

Local residents want the county council to reconsider its proposals and look at alternative sites.

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