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Letter: Bravo HCC for school funding demand from development




SIR – Hampshire County Council should be applauded for requesting that a developer planning to build 300 houses in Calmore provides £1.3m to expand local schools (A&T, 11th November).

HCC and New Forest District Council should be as demanding towards the present and future planning applications for hundreds houses in and around Lymington, the first one having been put in by Bargate Homes.

Substantial contributions should be required from the developers towards not only our local schools but also our health infrastructure (Lymington hospital, surgeries, doctors etc), the councils being entitled to do so through Section 106 agreements.

The developers shouldn’t be the only ones to benefit from such huge contacts. It is neither fair nor reasonable to leave the local community overstretched on health services and local schools.

Mrs D Ryley,

Lymington



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