Parents angered by council plans to build on Busby School playing fields

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The official body representing parents at Busby Primary School has come out strongly against plans to build on the last of the school’s playing fields and greenspace by East Renfrewshire Council.

An online survey conducted by Busby Primary Parent Council revealed that 93 per cent of parents surveyed object to plans to build a new 120-place nursery on the last remaining greenspace.

In their objection letter to East Renfrewshire Council, Busby Primary Parent Council not only highlighted concerns about the loss of green space for pupils at Busby Primary School, but also expressed worries about the damage to or loss of the existing nursery playground, which itself was only created a few years ago after heroic fundraising efforts by Busby Primary School parents. Busby Primary School Parent Council has also raised concerns about the limited window of opportunity for parents to consider and comment on this proposal.

In addition to the formal objection on behalf of Busby Primary Parent Council, it is understood that more than 140 objections have already been submitted individually by Busby Primary School parents and local residents.

To find out more to object or comment on the plans visiting East Renfrewshire Council; by emailing planning@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk, or in writing to:

Head of Environment, East Renfrewshire Council, 2 Spiersbridge Way, Thornliebank G46 8NG.

For more information on the campaign, visit the group’s Facebook page at Save Busby Primary Playing Fields