Pro­posed school bound­ary changes

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

THE HIGH­LAND Coun­cil is seek­ing the views of two Fort Wil­liam com­mu­ni­ties on a pro­posal to change the catch­ment bound­ary of In­ver­lochy Pri­mary School and Lun­davra Pri­mary School.

The change is be­ing pro­posed be­cause a new hous­ing de­vel­op­ment is be­ing built across the ex­ist­ing bound­ary.

The Bel­haven site, Fort Wil­liam, will have 13 new prop­er­ties on it.

A High­land Coun­cil spokesper­son said: ‘There are five bun­ga­lows which are for the coun­cil and these are all wheelchair adapted prop­er­ties. Cur­rently none of the fam­i­lies which are likely to be al­lo­cated to these prop­er­ties have school age chil­dren.'

The other eight flats on the site will be al­lo­cated through Lochaber Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion. Mem­bers of the Ed­u­ca­tion, Chil­dren and Adult Ser­vices Com­mit­tee (ECAS) agreed to carry out a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the pro­posal at their meet­ing last week.

The views of par­ents, the com­mu­nity and oth­ers will be sought from Fe­bru­ary 6 to March 23 and a pub­lic meet­ing will be held in Fort Wil­liam on March 8.

The pro­posal paper will be avail­able on the High­land Coun­cil web­site from Fe­bru­ary 6 at www.high­land.gov.uk/school­con­sul­ta­tions.

Pho­to­graph Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Image.

The Bel­haven De­vel­op­ment has brought about the call for the catch­ment bound­ary change.

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