"Proposal to provide a new build Chryston Primary School at a different location to that of the current primary school."
North Lanarkshire Council is proposing to build a new primary school on Lanrig Park land.
"It is proposed that the new Chryston Primary School would be located on the land to the south of Cliffvale Road as shown in Appendix 1."
The area specified is in fact the entire remainder of the park, as you can see from the map here.
We believe that parkland and open spaces between areas of housing need to be preserved to maintain the balance between the built and natural environment. It is not enough to have a central built-up area with all parkland on the fringes.
We agree that educational provision is vital to society, however if the actions of ongoing development erode the quality of life for that community we think that an alternative approach should be taken.
There is now a Facebook group dedicated to saving Lanrig Park.
The proposed development would have a significant negative impact on the amenity of the area and Chryston as a whole.
The statutory consultation is underway and the clock is ticking.
Stages Timeline Dates:
The Public meeting is being held this Tuesday at Chryston High School at 7 pm.
For those wishing to object to these proposals and seek to retain our parkland a sample objection letter has been produced. Please download one of the files and add your own details as appropriate.
A collection of completed objections will be arranged before the end of the consultation period (details will be posted here). Alternatively, you can post your letter to the following address:
School Consultation - Chryston Primary School,
Education, Youth and Communities,
Coatbridge, ML5 3BT
The North Lanarkshire Council documentation is available here, although please note that Appendix 3 is a response form and NOT an objection form.
We only have one month to protect our parkland.
Once it's gone, it's gone!
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