Addition requirements necessary

05 November 2019

Plans for a school to be built on top of a Lidl store have been criticised by councillors this week, after it was disclosed that the building does not meet fire safety standards.

Additional fire safety requirements for the building are needed due to the fact it is near an electricity substation, which had not been included in the original plans. 

Councillor Martin Elengorn wanted to know why the fire safety requirements for the substation were not originally considered. He said, “It’s a school. One might have thought it would have been considered at the first stage."

Despite the concerns raised by councillors, a planning agent representing the supermarket said the changes had been made to meet standards and new plans had been approved to keep in-line with the schedule.

Deer Park School is due to open in time for September 2020.