Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School’s new plans
Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School has resubmitted a controversial planning application to relocate, having sparked a protest campaign by local residents last year.
The new application argues that the school’s 44-year-old premises are in need of a major overhaul, but the site is unsuitable for development under government building recommendations.
Instead, a £3.6 million state-of-the-art school is proposed on green belt land close to Whitefield’s Jewish community.
Based on a council consultation, over 130 residents oppose the new plans with just six in favour.
There is also concern over competition with the King David schools, where a £20 million campus redevelopment is expected to get under way next month.
A decision on the application is expected from Bury Council in July.