Neighbours’ joy as plan for new Ilkeston school blocked

421 Nottingham Road, Ilkeston

421 Nottingham Road, Ilkeston

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Neighbours have fought plans to move a Christian school into Ilkeston - claiming that pupils would be at risk on busy Nottingham Road.

Erewash councillors went against the advice of planning officers who supported the scheme for the disused office block, near the canal bridge and the sharp bend in the A609 on the county boundary.

After the decision of Erewash Planning Committee, Nottingham Road resident Pauline Dewey said: “I am ecstatic because I don’t want a child killed outside my front door.”


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