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Mike to Meet with Department for Education Ministers to Discuss BHASVIC Field Proposal

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Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is to meet with Minister Lord Nash, who has responsibility for Free Schools, to discuss the proposals to build on the BHASVIC field.

Following widespread opposition from residents to the proposals to build on the fields by Old Shoreham Road, Mike has arranged to meet with his ministerial colleague Lord Nash. In the meeting Mike intends to highlight the lack of school places within Brighton & Hove, but also outline why the site that has been selected is not suitable.

Mike is extremely disappointed that the Department for Education was forced to intervene in this matter, as a result of the Green administration, which runs Brighton & Hove City Council, failing to deal with the school problem.

Commenting, Mike said: While I am meeting with a Minister from the Department for Education to discuss plans for a new school in Hove, it must be remembered that Brighton & Hove City Council face considerable responsibility for the position that we now find ourselves in. The Green administration is ideologically opposed to Free Schools and has wasted a huge amount of time in finding suitable locations within the city.